Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tim Rogers being interviewed by Channel TV

Originally uploaded by garyrichardjones.
Melbourne bound triathlete Tim Rogers broke his left arm in a training accident at the weekend. Rogers who will be competing in his first Commonwealth Games was on a training run, when he was involved in an incident with a dog. Rogers continued with his run, and it was only when he got home realised that something wrong. Further investigation showed that Rogers has a fracture above the wrist and bruising to the elbow which will take approximately 4 - 6 weeks to heal. Rogers who is a quick healer, had a similar problem in 2001 when competing in the World Duathlon Championship, then made a rapid recovery and raced successfully.

Rogers said 'I am disappointed with a set-back at this time, but I've done the mileage, and have been achieving the speed. With the right physio, and by training on my turbo as well as running I should be able to minimize the impact.'
Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team Manager, Gary Jones, said 'Tim is a highly committed and determined triathlete who has overcome setbacks in the past. We will be reviewing the implications of the injury with Jersey's Commonwealth Games Association Officers and Medical Team in the next few days.'

In another incident at the weekend, Scott Pitcher was involved in an cycling accident in Australia whilst racing and has had 18 stitches inserted into cuts. Pitcher is expected to make a full recovery in a week, and will be racing this weekend in Hobart, Tasmania. The Jersey Triathlon Team's preparations for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games are being supported by The Royal Bank of Scotland International.

If you would like any more information contact

Gary Jones tel 608576 (w) or 728323 (w)

Email jones.gary@gmail.com


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