The former South Africa rugby player fell off his bike in his home country
He was taking part in the Absa Cape Epic at the Meerendal Wine Estate
The 49-year-old suffered multiple injuries and is now recovering in hospital
Former Springbok fly-half Joel Stransky will on Sunday undergo plastic surgery to his face after a horror crash in the Cape Epic mountain bike race.
The 49-year-old suffered the crash in the opening Prologue of the event at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville.
Stransky, riding in his eighth Cape Epic, was left bloodied and bruised after a nasty fall in which he broke a rib and punctured a lung.
— Joel Stransky (@stranners) March 21, 2017
“I’m in immense pain, but I’m receiving painkillers and it helps me to sleep. I’m lying with a pipe in my rib cage to drain out the moisture that has formed on my lungs – which was caused by the broken rib,” Stransky told Netwerk24, confirming he will undergo plastic surgery.
On Wednesday morning, Stransky posted a picture of himself walking in the parking lot of the hospital, thanking fans for their support:
— Joel Stransky (@stranners) March 22, 2017