“I went in for surgery a couple of days after I returned to Australia, as my fractured ankle was slightly displaced, so I have been getting around on crutches since then.
The swelling in my ankle has finally started to go down, so next week I will hopefully begin rehabilitation with some gentle movement. The main goals are to limit muscle wastage and get back on the bike as soon as possible.
This is the longest time that I have had off the bike in 20 years, so the frustration of not being able to ride has hit me. Meanwhile, I will continue to work on my upper body with the crutches!”