US Paralympic T44 athlete and double world champion, Richard Browne has sustained broken ribs and a heavy concussion following a road traffic accident whilst in Florida. The 24-year-old was travelling in a car which was hit by a lorry that had failed to stop at a red light. After two nights in hospital, Browne was released and he is now recuperating at home in Florida, USA.
Browne's manager, Ian Byers of 17 Management, said: "Richard is badly shaken up and in a lot of pain at the moment, but he was very lucky. Doctors have advised that he should rest for three weeks, which will impact on his winter training and may mean that we have to review his early season race plans. However, Richard has overcome far greater adversity in his life and I am confident that he will be in top shape and ready to challenge for a place on the US Olympic team over 200m and to contend for two individual gold medals at the Rio Paralympic Games.”
IPC Athletics wishes Browne a speedy recovery.