British rider and six-time National BikeTrial Champion Chris Akrigg tweeted today, “So yeah,shit has hit the fan.fell off a cliff yesterday and broke my leg and wrist.”
James Champion gives a bit more detail:
It’s with distinct sadness to have to inform everyone that the seemingly indestructible Chris Akrigg has badly injured himself whilst out filming for his next video.
Chris was attempting a particularly difficult line, as always, this time down a large cliff drop when he had the accident which has left him with a shattered leg and broken arm. Thankfully Chris was wearing a helmet and his spine was left untouched or things could have been even worse than they already are.
Chris was operated on last night and has had a metal rod inserted through his leg which each of the 4 pieces of bone will be screwed to. His arm was also pinned in the 4 hour surgery. He’s in good spirits this morning but will need all the support of his friends, colleagues and the biking community in general over the next few months to come back strong from this one.
You can send Chris your support on twitter @chrisakrigg on FB or on www.chrisakrigg.com.
We at FSU wish you all the very best and a fast recover!!