SUPERBIKE ace Stuart Easton is confident that he is recovering “ahead of schedule” following a crash earlier this year that left him with a catalogue of serious injuries, writes Sarah Williamson.
And the plucky Kawasaki rider has confirmed that he’s still aiming to return to the sport in January, as he focuses on battling back to fitness.
The 27-year old suffered two broken legs and hips, shattered pelvis, a broken coccyx and fingers as well as a punctured bowel after being involved in a crash with teammate Gary Mason during a practice session at North West 200 in Northern Ireland, on May 19.
But only three months later, the determined Wilton Dean resident is now able to walk and is feeling a lot more positive. “At the very beginning I was in so much pain and felt so terrible I thought about retiring”, he told the Hawick News.
“But I’m feeling a lot better now and, if anything, reckon my recovery is ahead of schedule. My recuperation is pretty boring and I have to be patient, but although it may be a long shot, my aim is to be ready for the start of the new season in January.”
That is despite the dad-of-one still facing yet another operation at the end of the month to try and fix his knee bend, as well as the removal of metal work.
“If I want to make the testing in the New Year, I’ll have to be fit for around November or December, but I’ll just have to see if my body allows it,” added Easton.