'It's not as bad as it sounded,' said an upbeat Dylan
By Bryan Jew, VeloNews Senior Writer
U.S. Postal Service rider Dylan Casey returned home to Mountain View, California, over the weekend, and is recovering from the injuries he suffered in a finish-line crash at the Four Days of Dunkirk last week. With assistance from USA Cycling and the USOC, Casey flew from Paris to San Francisco, arriving in the Bay Area on Friday.
When he spoke to VeloNews on Monday morning, Casey was still awaiting further tests to determine the extent of his injuries, which included a broken left clavicle and fractured iliac crest near the top of his pelvis. “I’m waiting for an MRI for the pelvis,” he said. “The doctor I’m seeing wants to see what kind of soft tissue damage there is.”
“Where I fractured [the pelvis] is where most of the muscles from the entire torso connect,” explained Casey. “It’s kind of debilitating in that region.”
Because of his pelvic injury, Casey would most likely not undergo surgery to repair his clavicle. “I can’t walk, and I can’t use crutches because of the collarbone, so I’m kind of stuck,” he said.
However, the former national time trial and pursuit champion remained upbeat, and was seeing daily improvement. “Each day I’m feeling better, and that’s pretty encouraging,” he said.
“I just wanted to let people know, it’s not as bad as it sounded,” he added.