Justin Sedgmen has set his sights on a rapid return from a quadruple collarbone break for round one of the Australian Championship at Kurri Kurri this Saturday.
Last year’s series runner-up sustained the injury in the Boxing Day meeting at Kurri Kurri and underwent surgery to have the bone plated.
Despite having just four days to recover ahead of the Aussie Championship opener, Sedgmen isn’t giving up hope of being involved as he bids to go one better than he did in January 2017.
Posting on Facebook, he said: “Surgery went well. Collarbone was broken in four places, but it’s all plated and screwed back together now! It’s getting better every hour. I won’t write off anything just yet. Anything can happen in the next few days coming.”
Sedgmen, who raced in the QBE Insurance Australian SGP last October, scoring four points, is known for producing his best performances Down Under. So he’s determined to get himself back on track for the national series.
He told his official website: “I really want to race in the first round of the Aussie titles at Kurri Kurri. It means so much to me each year to race for the Championship and I want to add my name to the list of winners. I know I’m good enough to do it.
“The next couple of days are going to be crucial. I’ll make a decision once I see how I feel, but at this stage I’m not ruling out racing just yet. I’ll see how I am.
“It’s not how I imagined things going. I hurt my shoulder real bad at the start of the season in Italy and I never really gave my body a chance to recover. In the end it cost me and I had to give my shoulder a break on the doctor’s advice.
“This fall has aggravated that injury plus now I have a plate in my other collarbone. It’s not ideal, but I’m not one for giving up. I want to race!”