Adams’ recovery ongoing

FOUR years after a horrific accident, former speedway champion Leigh Adams is still on the mend.

A GALA sportsman’s night, to be held next month, will feature retired speedway great Leigh Adams, who was seriously injured in a motorbike crash in 2011. Organiser and co-host of the event Angelo Halacas yesterday caught up with Adams ahead of the big night.  Report, Page 25. Picture: Louise Donges

A GALA sportsman’s night, to be held next month, will feature retired speedway great Leigh Adams, who was seriously injured in a motorbike crash in 2011. Organiser and co-host of the event Angelo Halacas yesterday caught up with Adams ahead of the big night. Report, Page 25. Picture: Louise Donges

Adams, 44, crashed his motorbike in rocky terrain while training for the Finke Desert Race in 2011 – the year after ending his long and successful speedway career – sustaining multiple injuries including fractured vertebrae, extensive spinal cord damage, punctured lungs, broken ribs, a broken scapula and a small fracture in his neck.

Fast forward to 2015 and a positive Adams updated Sunraysia Daily on his recovery.

“It’s going ok,” he said.

“I got my left leg working.

“I can bear weight and stuff like that.” To help in his rehabilitation, Adams had parallel bars installed in his shed to help him move around.

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