The long road to re­cov­ery

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“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

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