Friday, July 16, 2010

Robs Back

So i'm kind of on a mini vacation on Penghu Island... but i took the office with me - good thing.
I got word while on the tour bus that Rob broke his back and i'm trying to get more information on it. This comes a few hours after hearing that Mike Montgomery crashed big at the Claymore Challenge and has done a fine job on his bike...
Mike if you see this blog post send me an email with your phone number... Rob was your contact but he's out of action.
jay@bansheebikes.com

Thanks James for the info... keep me updated on Rob.

Update from Keith...

I just heard from Rob's bro... Rob is still in hospital in a lot of pain, but is well enough to joke a bit, his neck brace has been removed, and luckily he has full mobility! (which is always a big relief with spinal injuries!). I hope that the doc's prognosis is positive Rob, and that the pain fades away quickly and you get back up on your feet soon. Healing vibes are coming at you from Scotland, and no doubt by banshee riders from around the world!

Further update from Keith...

Rob is undergoing back surgery tomorrow to reinforce things and drain blood away from broken ribs... the Surgeon says he should expect a full and fast recovery after surgery. Our thoughts are with you Rob, we all know any surgery is scary, but I know you'll pull through with flying colours and bounce back.

16 comments:

Brandon Turman said...

Thoughts and prayers!

F.M. said...

Oh man.... hope that's just a rumour! Keep us posted.

Ryan said...

not good - hope Rob is ok as he can be in this situation. Give us an update when you can.

MartinS said...

He's apparently cracked a vertibrae, he is able to move his hands and feet and they've taken off the neck brace at the hospital. He should be going in for a CT scan tomorrow and more will be known then.

Victor said...

oh that's good! - the movement and feeling in his limbs, not the crash of course. Positive news!

Team Banshee Australia said...

Sad news, get well Banshee brother.

fakawi said...

get well soon rob!

Biffoz said...

Thanks for the update Keith! Heal up Brother Rob!

Sean McDermott said...

Glad to hear he's got mobility. Scary man...scary. Healin vibes for a full and very fast recovery brother.

Sneeck said...

Very scary indeed. Keep the spirit up Rob and get back on the bike asap! Best whishes.

Barspin said...

Awesome news Keith, thanks heaps. Heal up fast Rob!! Need your wit on the Banshee Blog.

Paul Genovese said...

Sickk rob!

perttime said...

Scary....

... and looking better.

Anybody else paid attention to Matti Lehikoinen and all his injuries, especially the time he cracked a few vertebrae?
http://vimeo.com/6236220

Keith Scott said...

Yeah Broken vertibrae are always scary. I remember breaking my C4 3 years ago and will never forget that cracking noise it made... scary stuff, but hopefully Rob will make a full recovery like I have! Rob's a tough guy, with a good attitude, so I'm sure he will bounce back faster than the average guy.

Kyle said...

good to hear he's back. That is a routine surgery and its gonna go great. get back soon

Strahan Loken said...

Rob's a beast - full recovery is imminent!