Minaar goes under the knife

Shoulder operation for South African downhill rider


Greg Minaar has just undergone surgery on his problem left shoulder following a season of regular dislocations, topped off by a broken scapula at the mountain bike world championships in Fort William.


The operation which took over two and a half hours – an hour longer than expected – involved repairing the tendons at the front of the shoulder and reattaching the rear cartilage of the shoulder using four screws.


Greg commented after the operation, which is likely to take 8-10 weeks to recover from: “Although right now there is a lot of pain and discomfort, my main focus is to get home and start a full and speedy recovery.”