December 23rd 2018
Jack has spent the past 10 weeks recovering after spending 2 weeks in intensive care after being critically injured in a road traffic accident.
He was due back at St James Hospital in Leeds on Friday were we were hoping to get a yardstick on where he is in the healing process but unfortunately the hospital cancelled the appointment.
Jack said “I'm feeling pretty good now the scar where they cut me open as now healed finally and I am feeling better everyday it's great to be able to bend down and pick my baby son Jarvis up something most people take for granted but believe me the feeling is magic. I know how lucky I have been but I get frustrated and get tired easy and need to get back to working on building my fitness back. I was really gutted when the hospital cancelled my appointment as I really need to make a plan.
The surgeon who carried out the operation told me there was no reason why I shouldn't get back racing given sufficient time for my internal injuries to heal. My shoulder is fine now and despite the impact stayed in place during the car crash so it's just a matter of getting the green light so I can get back in the gym and build the muscles up around the shoulder. But whatever happens I've set a date in February when I am going to do four laps on the bike not racing but just to see how everything feels then take it from there.
I know I will have an hell of a lot of catching up to do but I still want to get back racing and really want a proper crack at Championship racing.
I have had a lot of time to think and feel I have grown up a lot and I am a Dad now so things will be different.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has phoned or sent messages and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.”