Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Update on Lukas Verzbicas Injury - Learning to Walk Again After Bike Crash
A couple days old, but here's an update on Lukas Verzbicas from Runner's World.
Verzbicas, only the fifth US high schooler to break a 4:00 mile, was on a bike training ride in Colorado on July 31. Just another normal training day for the promising triathlon pro. Turns out that couldn't have been farther from the truth. Verzbicas hit some wet sand on the road while cornering, went into a barrier, and broke two vetebrae, his collarbone and several ribs. He's been in a hospital for almost three weeks now and has just started his rehab.
It's going to be a long and tough road. I wish Lukas the best and hope he makes it back to full health and on a race course soon.