SHOCKING: CX Rider's leg sliced open by Disc Rotor in Crash
Details have emerged on social media of a cyclocross rider whose leg was sliced open in a crash with another rider's bike in CX training in Sacramento, CA
Cab Doctor posted "I used to think the disc brake issue was blown out of proportion. Here's what happened to a friend of mine"
"Dev suffered an injury to his right leg while training for the upcoming Cyclocross season in Sacramento. Another cyclist crashed in front of Devin causing him to flip over his handlebars. Devin's right leg landed on the other cyclist's front disc brake. The brake sliced through tissue, muscle and damaged the meniscus. Fortunately, there are no fractures but the healing will take some time before Dev can return to competing as a cyclist."
"He has about a ten inch gash through the front of his calf."
Such was the severity of the injury, friends set up a fundraising page to help support Devin Armstrong's full recovery.
He posted on his fundraising page: "Yesterday I got into a accident while training in the sand pits for this upcoming cyclocross season. A fellow rider crashed in front of me causing me to flip over my bars and landing on his disc brake which sliced my leg open. The cut itself tore through vital tissues and muscle and tore my meniscus. Im currently unable to work and walk for the next few months."
In order for Devin to return to his full strength and agility he will need lots of care, nourishement, healing and love. Financial assistance can help Devin focus completely on recovery. Any aid can lessen the burden of medical bills, rent, groceries, and transportation. Your help is greatly appreciated and powerful in this testing time. Please donate, share and keep healing in mind for Devin through this process. Let's get him back on the bike and living out his dream as soon as possible.
Response on social media has been very supportive, a few cyclists have queried the legitimacy of the injury claiming it was a fraud. Several cyclists from the Sacramento area have jumped in to confirm the identity of Devin Armstrong. Some find it hard to accept the inquiry he sustained was from a disc rotor, more likely a chain ring, however Devin's clearly been through a very traumatic experience and it's going to take time to recover.
Already over $6,811 of the $5,000 fundrasing goal has been acheived in less than 10 days.
For more information on Devin's fundrainsing campaign, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/devins-medical-healing-fund