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AC Getting Help From the Dead

With a fresh cadaver tendon, Rabobank-Giant team rider Adam Craig is rehabbing the knee he injured in a most mundane manner.

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By Singletrack.com

Wrong kind of bike, AC. Courtesy photo
Wrong kind of bike, AC. Courtesy photo

When “Adam Craig” and “injury” are used in the same sentence, the first things that come to mind are a rally car wreck, a whitewater beatdown, a backcountry yard sale or an obligatory bike bashing.

So when the Rabobank-Giant team rider spilled the beans on his blog about blowing out his knee on a slippery patch in a Bend, Oregon parking lot, it was a bit anti-climatic yet totally disheartening nonetheless. Craig won’t be able to ride a mountain bike “in any remotely risky environment for four months from the date of surgery, February 9th.”

Read more about flash-frozen cadaver tendons, dissolving screws and what goes through a world-class racer’s mind when he’s on the mend at Craig’s blog.