Stuart O'Grady is in a comfortable but sore position after his fall during stage 8 and will remain in hospital for some time. His injuries are well documented and have left him sad and sorry.
In true Stuey style, O'Grady has thanked the pole he hit, as it could have well saved his life, prevented him from tumbling over the edge of the descent down the huge drop to no mans land.
O'Grady's pregnant wife Anne Marie son Seth and brother Darren OGrady are keeping him amused in hospital, although they are trying to not make him laugh too much as even a small cough pains the tough aussie.
Stuey has been able to raise a smile and is giving his thumbs up to indicate hes fine, but just talking hurts him like hell. A true professional, it is not yet known when he will be released from hospital, but he is already thinking about his return, hoping to be back on his bike in two to three months.
Stuart's manager, Max Stevens, would like to thank the many well wishers from all over the globe for their support, on behalf of Stuart.