Jamie Hamilton: I’ve got a long road ahead of me

Ballyclare's Jamie Hamilton
Ballyclare's Jamie Hamilton

Ballyclare’s Jamie Hamilton says he has a long road ahead of him following his serious Isle of Man TT crash.

Hamilton took to Facebook for the first time since his accident in the Senior TT in June and revealed details of his injuries.

He also paid tribute to Dr John Hinds, who was killed following an accident at the Skerries 100.

“I’ve had a brief look over Facebook messages and missed calls and it is so overwhelming to see the support I’ve had at this difficult time,” said the 24-year-old.

“I wish I could reply to everyone individually though at this point I don’t feel capable to do so.

“I would like to thank John Burrows, Rachel Burrows and all in the Cookstown BE Engineering Team and all my close friends and Helen McComb for the support at this hard time...

“I’ve multiple fractures to my right leg and foot, fractures to my right arm and I also received a head injury. At this moment in time I’ve a long way to go before I will make it back onto a motorbike.

“As for anyone wishing to visit myself if they would contact my mum Helen McComb to arrange for when is suitable.”

Hamilton added: “I’d just like to say my thoughts go to the family of John Hinds who sadly lost the fight. He helped me many times in the past.”

Hamilton was airlifted to Noble’s Hospital in Douglas following his accident before being treated at the Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool prior to his return to Northern Ireland.