Severely injured cyclist returns home

Severely injured cyclist returns home
JAVEA: Home town return for Scott Gordon

FIVE MONTHS after his horrific accident, Scott Gordon has been discharged from hospital and returned to his home in Javea.

He’s been hospitalised in the Aigües Vives all that time following the crash on the N-332 in Olivia and was collected by his wife and his fellow cyclist Andrés Contreras who was also serious injured on May 7.

Scott and Andrés were among the lucky ones who survived the crash – three of their fellow cyclists died in the incident – caused by a driver who was later found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  In the immediate days following the crash, both Scott and Andrés were so seriously injured that they may not have pulled through their ordeal, and Scott spent 19 days in the intensive care department of the Denia Hospital.  He was later reunited with Andrés at the Aigües Vives Hospital where the pair have made a remarkable recovery thanks to a tough rehabilitation programme which is still ongoing.

Originally, Scott was due to have an operation on one of his femur’s the day before his release but this has now been put back to November 3.  He still needs the aid of crutches to help him get around and his jaw has not fixed back as well as was hoped and will shortly visit a specialist in Valencia.

He will also continue rehabilitation with physiotherapist Jero Benavent who also treats Andrés, and both are aware that they have a long way to go to achieve a full recovery.  Andrés was due to have the external frame that he had around his right leg removed on the day of Scott’s release and said that we was going to start swimming as a way of aiding a speedier recovery.

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