After arriving in the Sydney suburb of Avalon Beach for 6-8 weeks of warm weather preparatory training, Canadian Cameron Evans (Symmetrics) crashed while avoiding a car at an intersection. Evans, who came to Australia on January 16, was staying with relatives in a Sydney suburb and was returning home from training on January 24 when a car turned left in front of him as he was going downhill. Cameron swerved to avoid the car and crashed hitting the curb with his knee at high speed.
Evans' injuries consist of a fractured patella in two places - a split in the middle and a small fracture on the side. Cameron had surgery immediately following the accident and the patella was wired together and the tendons were reattached. Dr. John Dickison, regarded as one of the top orthopods in Australia, was very happy with the surgery and felt Cameron would be back racing in close to top form in 4-6 months.
Currently, Evans is in two half-casts to keep his leg immobilized but allow for swelling. Upon his return to Canada he will be in a full cast for another 4-5 weeks before some of the wires are taken out and rehab will begin. Cameron will remain at his relatives house in Avalon Beach for another week and will then fly home with his father on or around February 6.
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