Hutchison-Menzer expects full recovery

Elite Australian mountain bike racer Garron Hutchison-Menzer is in stable condition after being airlifted from the Yellowmundie round of the Australian national mountain bike series last week. Hutchison-Menzer suffered a fracture to his T4 vertabrae, a fractured skull, and a broken finger in a crash during the cross country event.

Hutchison-Menzer is currently sporting a back brace from his waist to head, and is able to sit up. He is expected to make a full recovery, which will take about 3 months. Before the wreck, he was in good form, having won the Scott 24 hour race in Marathon pairs with his teammate Liam O'Dea.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.