“Everything is still in shock but it’s getting better every day,” said Basson.
“I’m on crutches and have to put 30% weight on my leg already, which is a good sign. At the moment there’s only a rod in.”
He felt he came off lightly in the accident in that he did not lose any limbs. He was also fortunate it was a clean break.
“Now I just need to rest, recover and wait until the bone has healed.
“From there I’ll be able to start doing strengthening of my muscles to get back on my bike.”
Basson, 23, said he was lucky to still have the opportunity to chase his cycling dreams. He felt there was definitely someone looking out for him.
“It’s a big setback, but with that comes a big comeback.
“I’ve accepted that I have to take some time off first. My mind is in that space where I know I should recover and I have a lot of rehab to do.”
He was immensely grateful for all the support he had received.
“Everyone has been backing me and helping me through the whole process.
“I really appreciate it,” said the TEG Procycling rider, who claimed the sprinter’s jersey at the Tour of Good Hope this year.