Doctors in Turkey diagnoised Imprey with two fractured vertebra in his lower back. On Tuesday April 28 he underwent an operation on his jaw and will only be able to eat liquid food for the next six weeks.
The fracture was more serious than they thought but it is stable on the L1 area and that gives me a lot of hope. I’m going to have to stay in bed for at least six weeks," Impey wrote in an email to the Team Barloworld doctor Massimiliano Mantovani and team manager Claudio Corti .
"The doctors have told me I could have been paralysed. I hope that Bos gets the punishment he deserves."
Despite Impey being in hospital and unable to prepare for the Giro d’Italia as he’d hoped, his moral is still high and so is determination to make a full recovery.
"It is not good but I must just recover (I hope to ride end of may) and I will be back to win races! I know I will", he said in his email.