Cyclist shares update on recovery after ‘horrendous’ fall at Pocket Nook

A MAN who was airlifted to hospital following a serious accident at Pocket Nook is on the mend.

Michael Girvan, an avid cyclist from Burtonwood, suffered a freak accident on Friday May 13 while on his way to friends for coffee and a bike ride.

As he turned into Pocket Nook Street from Park Road, his front wheel slipped under him and sent him flying down the road, smashing his face on the ground and breaking some teeth.

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Michael is an avid cyclist and has taken on challenges across the continent

His leg injury was the most serious, however, and after the emergency services arrived and was airlifted to Aintree Hospital, he discovered he had broken his femur.

After spending seven days in hospital, Michael is slowly recovering and recovering well on crutches.

He previously told the Star that he was “really grateful” to the people who witnessed his fall and helped him until emergency services arrived.

The 68-year-old has now thanked those who gave him the best chance of recovery and getting back in his bike saddle as soon as possible.

St Helens Star: Michael is "really grateful" to those who helped him after his fallMichael is ‘really grateful’ to those who helped him after his fall

Michael said: “Thanks to the Northwest Air Ambulance and the surgeons at Aintree Hospital, I have a good prognosis.

“The overworked staff at the Femur Neck Unit took care of my pain and comfort, allowing me to be discharged in just one week.

“I was at home [for] 10 days now and it’s progressing well.

“I managed a short walk yesterday and hope for a full recovery and hope to be able to cycle again in a few months.”

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