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Learning to Walk Again

Post Crash

Post Crash

Recovering from a broken pelvis (and broken ribs) has been one of the most challenging periods of my career, both mentally and physically.

On stage 5 of the 2011 Giro d’Italia I crashed in a mass sprint 100m from the line, my injuries included a broken pelvis in two places. This was the medical description of the primary injury; Rochelle sustained a linear fracture of the acetabulum (roof and anterior wall) at the right hip and an underrated fracture at theright pubis bone. MRI also showed a bone bruise at the right ischio-pubis branch and acetabulum.

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