“Sorry I was a little delayed.”
I’m speaking to Liam Phillips. The British BMX star is a few minutes late after complications at the hospital earlier in the morning. He’s been out of action since a freak accident saw him break his hand in Florida at his first race of the season back in February.
“I’ve got a K-wire in my hand that needs taken out. I was booked to go into the hospital this morning but they lost all my pre-op stuff so I had to go and get that done again. Needs must. It’s one step closer to getting back on the bike though.”
For a rider who wore the rainbow colours of the World Champion in 2014 and became the only man to ever win back-to-back Supercross World Cup titles in 2015, Liam Phillips isn’t the luckiest man in the world. Not when it comes to injuries, anyway.