Smyth cleared for London 2012 after elbow break
Paracyclist, Enda Smyth, has been cleared by our medical team to take his place on the 2012 Irish Paralympic Team.
Enda was involved in a freak accident in Majorca two weeks ago in which he sustained a fractured elbow. After facing an anxious wait, he was finally cleared today following lengthy examination.
Speaking on hearing the news today, Enda said:
“It’s been the worst 14 days of my life, a complete roller coaster. The nightmare is now over thankfully. The support I received from my family, team mates, Paralympics Ireland and the Institute of Sport is what got me back in time. It won’t fully sink in till I walk behind the flag with my team.”
Chef de Mission for the Irish Team, Liam Harbison was thrilled for Enda:
“We are delighted that Enda will be able to take his place on the team. He has made huge personal sacrifices in the last few years to focus solely on London 2012. To have been denied the chance to compete in London would have been very harsh. We are also delighted that Enda will be in London as he is one of the great characters on the Team and keeps all athletes spirits up at a time of great pressure and anxiety.”