Toby Price revealed a picture of his broken femur after his crash on Stage 6 of the 2017 Dakar Rally. The Australian shared an x-ray from the hospital in La Paz where he is recovering after surgery.
Price crashed in a river bed during Stage 4 of the race. He had to be airlifted to La Paz where the doctors found out he had broken his left femur in four places.
“Here is the aftermath of my crash during the Dakar Rally, breaking my femur into 4 pieces! Long road ahead once again but I will be back in no time”, Price wrote on social media.
Toby Price: “Can’t have all Dakar Rally’s go perfect”
The 29-year-old driver was pursuing a second Dakar win after his 2016 success.
“How things can change so quick, was all going fine till one rock caught me out! That’s how it is though I guess, can’t have all Dakar Rally’s go perfect. I wish it was a dream though”, was Toby’s conclusion.
He thanked for the thousands messages of support from all over the world and added: “It’s only going to speed up my recovery!”
Toby Price entered Dakar for the very first time just two years ago and reached right away the podium. The next season he managed to get the win.
“It was pretty amazing to win the Dakar on my second attempt and take the trophy back to Australia for the first time in the history of the race. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m getting mobbed in the street but people back home were really pleased for me and we got to do a lot of fun things on the back of it. In motorsport in general and on the Dakar in particular lots of unexpected things can happen”, the driver said before the beginning of the race.
— Toby Price (@tobyprice87) 7 January 2017