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Victoria Williamson records video message as crash recovery continues

Victoria Williamson records video message as crash recovery continues

British track sprinter undergoes successful second operation in the Netherlands after fracturing her pelvis and back in the Rotterdam Six-Day
– Will return home to Britain later this week

Victoria Williamson is continuing to recover well after a horror crash at the Rotterdam Six Day on Saturday evening left her with serous injuries.

Williamson recorded a short video message, which her father posted on social media. The 22-year-old track sprinter from Norfolk can be seen smiling and winking as a thank you to the hundreds of well-wishers who have sent her messages of support.

Williamson was involved in a collision with Dutch rider Elis Ligtee during a heat of the sprint, leaving her with a fractured pelvis, ribs and vertebrae. Tuesday’s operation was undertaken to insert screws into her pelvis to repair the fracture.

“Operation Number 2 gone well, being looked after well in Holland. Finally I can eat!!” Williamson tweeted from her hospital bed. Operation Number 2 gone well, being looked after well in Holland. Finally I can eat!! #starving pic.twitter.com/rZJyk0bF1m — Victoria Williamson (@VicsWilliamson) January 12, 2016 Updates on Williamson’s progress have been posted online by her father, Mark, who confirmed that she will be returning home to Britain later […]

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