Stalbridge Superbikes star Brad Jones has been discharged from King’s College Hospital London – more than a month after a devastating crash at Brands Hatch.
Brad, 23, sustained head and chest injuries, a fractured pelvis and a punctured lung in an accident during the opening Bennetts British Superbike Championship race on July 24.
His dad Tim has thanked supporters and medics and the family said Brad’s recovery, ‘particularly with regards to neurological aspects, will be long and he will continue to receive intensive neurological and occupational rehabilitation therapy from home with private care’.
His his cousin Lucy Calvert said: “Very pleased to say that Brad has been discharged to home! He has made massive steps forward in the last week, so will have intense rehab from home. Fantastic news! His bones are healing well, he remains on medication to support his lungs and has a long road of treatments and therapies ahead. Hobbs Rehabiliation are working with Brad alongside the NHS to get him back to as close to a full recovery as we can. Visitors are limited for now due to covid risks and Brad getting tired, but he is reading the comments from you all!”
Brad was airlifted to the hospital following the first lap crash on July 24. It was only Brad’s third race in his debut season in the premier British Superbikes Championship. His parents Tim and Maxine and girlfriend Courtney Jones have been at the hospital since.
A fundraising page (justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bradjones-20) set up to support Brad’s recovery was just short of £40k as we went to press.
Thank you all so, so much for the love and appreciation you’ve shown us since we launched the New Blackmore Vale.