BRAVE SCOT BACK AF­TER OZ TRAUMA

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While John Mcphee may have se­cured his fu­ture, in­juries sus­tained while fight­ing for the podium at Phillip Is­land back in Oc­to­ber have kept him trapped in Aus­tralia for al­most two months.

Mcphee punc­tured both lungs in the fall, leav­ing him un­able to travel and mean­ing that he only re­turns to the UK this week.

“The first cou­ple of weeks weren’t bad, and once I was able to get up and do stuff it be­came al­most like a hol­i­day,” he said. “But it’s at the point now where I’ve been there long enough and I’m ready to head home. I’ve had peo­ple out with me thank­fully though – my mum and dad came al­most right away af­ter the crash, and they stayed for a week and then my sis­ter and her boyfriend came out for two weeks as well.

“The Mo­togp in­sur­ance has been spot on, and they sent a doctor out to fly home with me. At first, they wanted to see all my scans and x-rays of my chest, in case I was try­ing to blag a hol­i­day, I guess.”

And to make mat­ters even worse, the com­bi­na­tion of his lung in­juries and a badly bro­ken thumb that re­quired mul­ti­ple surg­eries, the last of them on Fri­day, means he wasn’t even able to train.

He said: “I got back into the gym two weeks ago, but I’m still re­ally re­stricted in what I can do. I’m not healed enough to run, so I can cycle for car­dio and that’s about it. With weights, I still can’t lift any­thing with my left arm be­cause it’s in a plas­tic cast that’s re­strict­ing move­ment.”

‘I can cycle for car­dio and that’s about it un­til I’m more healed’

Fam­ily vis­its have kept Mcpheeõs spir­its up while he is stuck in Oz

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