After the serious accident, Kevin Benavides broke the silence

After the serious accident, Kevin Benavides broke the silence

The double Dakar motorcycle champion spoke about his accident last month in Salta, which left him with a reserved prognosis. And, beyond the extent of the injuries, he warned: “Since I don’t remember how I fell, I want to ride motorcycles.”

A little over a month ago, news hit the motorcycling world: Kevin Benavides, the Argentine two-time Dakar Rally motorcycle champion, suffered a serious accident training in his native Salta, and he met monitored forecast. Now, recovered but with rehabilitation ahead of him, he published a video in which he talks to his fans and gives details of what happened.

“I want to tell you what this month has been like, I’ve been a bit quiet on social media so I want to give you a summary of what my fall was, how I coped with this time and how we carry out the evolution. That day we went to train with my brother (Luciano) and I was the one who wanted to do motocross, even though it is normally the way around, Luciano was the one motivating me. The day before we did a roadbook almost 400 kilometers at an altitude of more than four thousand meters, more than five hours. We were a little tired, but I love motocross and I honestly don’t know what caused me to fall. and hit me hard” he remembered.

He then went on to list the balance of the incident: “It’s not just the head, it’s the same I broke my humerus, my elbow, my radial nerve, some cervical injuries. It shows that it has been a good fall. This type of head injury is a diffuse axonal injury and I don’t remember how autumn was, I remember very few things from that day, The good thing about not remembering how I fell is that I want to ride a motorcycle.”, Seriously.

“That same day They operated on me and it was supposed to take four hours, it took eight. I barely woke up I asked how Luciano was doing because it was the first stage of the Ruta 40 Challenge and they told me that he had fallen, so that day I saw him. They brought it and They put him in the next room. I was at 612 and he was at 614, I never forget those numbers. We made it easy for my family to visit me and stop by to visit my brother,” He continued with his story.

The 35-year-old man from Salta also did not forget to thank his loved ones and all those who were concerned when they heard the news that his condition was critical:The most painful thing is torturing the person you love the most. I have an iron family that has gone through very hard days and is always with me. I also have to thank all the doctors. The messages from the fans came at the right time and were an important help in this process. I am committed to working every day to recover; I’ll be back, I’ll be back and I will continue to give my best every day.”

Kevin Benavides
Concern for the health of Kevin Benavides (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images).

Kevin Benavides and his amazing improvement

The champion of the Dakar in 2021 with Honda and 2023 with KTM reappeared on social networks 11 days after his accident in a hospital photo. In those days he was able to speak and eat without a tube, in addition to starting to walk with the help of a physiotherapist, sosurprising even the doctors themselves with their evolution. So far, it has turned out that he has suffered about 25 fractures throughout his career, adding these injuries to the list of obstacles that the motorcyclist often overcomes.

Source: Tycsports

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