Recovering Adams is set to make his rallying comeback

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Recovering Adams is set to make his rallying comeback thumbnailSam Adams pictured in the family garage beside the title-winning Skoda Citigo he will drive on Saturday. He is back up and walking again following a road traffic accident near Moyarget that left him with two broken femur. WK10-019CR-SP

ARMOY schoolboy, Sam Adams, will return to the driving seat on Saturday for the Bishopscourt Stages Rally just seven weeks after a road traffic accident left him in a high dependency unit unable to walk.
The sixteen-year-old had to undergo surgery in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital to insert a metal rod in either leg after breaking both his femur in the crash on the outskirts of Ballycastle back in January.
Following the four-hour procedure specialists told the defending Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland champion that it would be at least three months before he could start to think about rallying again.
However, Adams has shocked doctors given his speed of recovery that has been helped with regular bouts of physio, and by exposing the bones to more than fifteen hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions.
Speaking to Chronicle Sport ahead of this weekend's track-based meeting, which is the first round of the Northern Ireland Rally Championship, Adams said: "It feels weird to say I am going rallying again.


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