Formula One News » Mark Webber feeling almost 100% after leg surgery Posted on 12/02/2013
At the end of 2008 Mark Webber suffered what could have been a career ending accident, when cycling he collided with a car breaking his leg ahead of the 2009 f1 season.
Many were unsure about his condition, but Mark managed to get into a car ahead of the 2009 formula 1 season and competed in every event since, with a metal rod inserted into his leg.
Recently Mark finally had the metal rod removed from his leg and stepped back into the car for pre-season testing at Jerez last week.
“[I felt] really comfortable, the leg is no problem at all,” Webber said. “I’m probably a little bit behind on condition, but not by much. I’ll be ready to go in Melbourne, I’m completely on target for that. I felt better in the car than I thought I would.
“I was in the car for a long period, about two and half hours at one point, so it was a little stiff but that’s normal. It will be fine and when the adrenaline is going there will be zero problems.”
“It never affected me when I was racing. It affected me when I was doing other sports such as water skiing and mountain biking because I knew it was not going to be beneficial to re-brake my leg with a rod in there.”
“Now I have it out I’m not going to be crazy but it’s a little bit of peace of mind from a recreational point of view. Also the mind is a great thing because I won’t forget the pain I had when I broke my leg so I’m actually getting a bit wiser as I get older, believe it or not.”