Olie Linsdell has thanked the many well wishers who have been in touch since his high speed crash during practice.
Linsdell came off his Team Flitwick 600cc Yamaha on Wednesday evening at Glen Duff.
It is thought he may have sustained a puncture at 155mph and lost control of the machine, which was catapulted an estimated 30 feet into a tree.
He suffered a broken leg, knee and elbow injuries and several cuts and bruises.
Linsdell under went treatment at Noble’s Hospital and was discharged on Saturday. His mum Carole said he was due back at the hospital on Monday to see if he will need a skin graft on his damaged knee. She said the elbow injury is healing well.
Hundreds of concerned fans have been posting messages of support on forums, including the iomtt.com forum where Carole has been posting updates, and contacting Olie and his family to wish him all the best.
‘Sorry for not posting an update before, but it's been as you can all understand a bit up and down.’
‘The good news is that his femur was successfully pinned, and he was out Saturday, so has had sometime away from the hospital. The nursing staff at Noble’s have all been fantastic, and he couldn't be in better hands.’
‘He is very appreciative for all the goodwill messages he has received on this and other forums, and overwhelmed by the e-mails, calls and texts that continue to arrive daily.’
‘He is hoping to be in the paddock in the next few days, albeit on crutches rather than a bike! (At least for the time being).’
‘As to the cause of the crash, the bike is so badly damaged it may be impossible to definitely ascertain one way or another, but Olie's description of what happened points to a puncture picked up on the bumps leading into Glen Duff, causing him to crash.’
‘His brother has been told that our sales staff are busy getting “sponsored by God” stickers made, and I think that sums it up perfectly - despite his 155mph crash, and bouncing down the road 140 odd yards, he's here to tell the tale.’
‘Thanks to you all, and see you in the paddock.’