Vernon’s Tom van Steenbergen is recovering after undergoing surgery following serious crash at Red Bull Rampage

Surgery after crash a success

Vernon’s Tom van Steenbergen is recovering from a successful surgery following a serious crash causing him to break multiple bones during Friday's Red Bull Rampage downhill mountain biking competition.

Van Steenbergen posted an update to his Instagram page on Sunday, with photos of himself holding up his ‘Best Trick 2021’ trophy with his fiancée and dog.

On Saturday, van Steenbergen went through an eight-hour surgery.

In his Instagram post, van Steenbergen said his left hip was a lot worse than expected and plates and screws had to be inserted.

“Can’t believe I held my trophy up for the first time in the hospital bed. I’ll be back for my redemption…” wrote van Steenbergen.

“I’m so lucky to have @kiannahamilton. I can’t wait to marry you! You are my rock.”

“Love reading all your guys’ messages.”

On his first run at the event, van Steenbergen landed a front flip off a massive drop – a move that would ultimately win the 25-year old the best trick award.

But just seconds later, he attempted a backflip off the very next jump, landed awkwardly, and went over his handlebars.

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