Skizo out

2011-03-16 00:00

SOUTH African superstar BMX racer Sfiso “Skizo” ­Nhlapo has had his hopes of taking part in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Pietermaritzburg on April 8 and 9 dashed after he suffered a major knee injury while training in the United States.

The 2010 World Championship runner-up returned to South Africa shortly after sustaining the injury in February to undergo reconstructive surgery to his anterior cruciate ligament. Doctors expect his recovery will take six to nine months.

“It’s obviously very disappointing and it’s sad to have to go through something as serious as this just a year before the Olympics,” said Nhlapo. “I guess this comes with the sport, though, and it’s just part of being a professional.”

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