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MADSEN FACES BACK AND ANKLE SURGERY

World No.2 Leon Madsen is set for further back surgery this Friday as he bids to resolve the disc problem which hampered him in SGP 2020.

03 / 12 / 2019, 12:50

World No.2 Leon Madsen is set for further back surgery this Friday as he bids to resolve the disc problem which hampered him in SGP 2020.

The Danish racer underwent an operation in October in a bid to ease the pain caused by two broken discs, which blighted his on-track efforts since the summer and required regular physiotherapy.

But Madsen admits it didn’t have the desired effect and will now undergo cutting-edge treatment in Bydgoszcz on Friday, which he hopes will alleviate the pain temporarily or possibly forever.

The pin I have in my ankle was popping out of the bone after the crash I had in August. I had a fracture in my ankle for the rest of the season.

Leon Madsen

He said: “Hopefully that will fix the problems in my back. I had a consultation with the doctor in Bydgoszcz a couple of weeks ago and it sounds positive. He believes he can help me.

“It’s a very new treatment. They’re going to burn those small nerve fibres that send pain signals to your brain. Then you can’t feel the pain anymore.

“The pain can come back after maybe one or two years. It could maybe stay away forever. You just don’t know. At least for the moment it should help me with the pain I have.”

Madsen will have a second operation before Christmas, when doctors will remove troublesome metalwork from his ankle.

A heavy crash at Czestochowa on August 9 dislodged the pins inserted when Madsen suffered a break back in 2005.

He explained: “The pin I have in my ankle was popping out of the bone after the crash I had in August. I had a fracture in my ankle for the rest of the season.

“With the ankle, I am sure it will be good when I get the pins out. The little problem with my leg is the pins have stayed in there for so many years. If they are very tight, it might be a small problem to get them out. But I think it should be fine.”

 

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