Saskatoon superbike rider recovering from crash in Europe
A Saskatoon man is recovering from a broken neck and other injuries at a Dutch hospital, after a serious crash at a superbike race over the weekend.
Brett McCormick will be speaking with CBC Radio's The Morning Edition from his hospital bed at 7:45 a.m. CST on Tuesday.
Brett McCormick, 20, crashed his motorcycle during a superbike world championship race in Assen, the Netherlands, on Saturday.
McCormick suffered a broken C5 vertebra as well as a broken thumb, two black eyes and some other bruises, but he was not paralyzed.
"C5 is broke in half but a stable break. No nerve damage," McCormick posted on Twitter on Monday.
Known as "The Kid," McCormick is a professional superbike racer who won the 2011 Canadian Superbike championship, according to his website.
The Assen race was one of the first races for McCormick in the super bike season.
McCormick says he will be returning to Saskatoon later this week to continue his recovery.
"Waiting to find out when I can be moved," he tweeted. "Thanks everyone for the support! Makes things easier. I'm still smiling."