The long road to recovery
“The injury looks a lot worse than it is,” Mcguinness said as he showed off the lower right leg that is encased in a metal brace following his 100mph crash at the North West.
“It is a lower tib and fib injury and there is about 50mm of my bone still at Primrose Hill (the corner where he crashed). Yeah it was messy, there’s a lot of dirt in it so the big issue is infection.”
The 45-year-old will now have to wait until the graft heals before a fixator, similar to the one worn by Ian Hutchinson after his 2010 crash, is attached to his right leg.
“I’m 5ft 9in on my left leg and 5ft 6in on my right leg so there is a bit of bone to grow but they reckon it is straightforward,” Mcguinness said.
“Once I get my frame on the surgeons are keen for me to get back on my feet, I can drive and do things and get around and lead a normal life.”
Mcguinness sporting a bin bag to protect his injured leg from the Isle of Man weather
Mcguinness shows off his leg