Jamie Hamilton is continuing to make progress after his crash at the 2015 Isle of Man TT races, with the Cookstown BE Racing rider transferred last week from hospital in England back to Northern Ireland.
After arriving at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital, he underwent further surgery on his injured arm. He also suffered severe leg and head injuries in the crash during the Senior TT, but is continuing to make slow but steady progress despite the severity of his injuries.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Jamie’s mother Helen says the family know it’s a long road ahead, but is confident that he’ll be able to bounce back.
"He's talking but he's a bit confused, and has mixed emotions. I don't think it's really hit him yet. Jamie has been quite disorientated, and it's hard for him to take things in. My priority is to deal with what we can because we've to just face it.
"At least he had improved enough to be able to make the journey home. That was a big step for Jamie, me and the team. The doctors are hoping now with him being young and strong that he will have a shorter recovery time than someone not as fit."