- Oct 2, 2005
As many of you are aware Cody had a major knee/leg injury while he was competing at the Turkey Creek enduro in Indiana this past Saturday(11-3). He was initially taken to a local hospital in Goshen Indiana. Due to the severity he was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne Indiana. The injury consisted of a dislocation of the knee and a torn femoral artery due to the dislocation. At 9:00 p.m. on Saturday he had surgery in which a vascular surgeon was able to take a part of the femoral artery of his left leg and repair the damaged artery of the right leg. The surgeon said the surgery was successful and there was blood flow to the foot/leg. Due to the length of time without blood flow, the swelling is usually more severe and in this case the surgeon cuts small incisions below the knee to enable the area to swell without causing more injury. Those incisions will be closed during an operation today (11-5) at 5:00 p.m. He had an MRI last night to determine how much damage was caused. Those results have yet to be reviewed. Although the results from the MRI have yet to be reviewed, the Orthopedic surgeon suggests ACL and PCL damage. The dislocation was so severe that the femur was "overlapping" the tibula/fibula. As of yesterday, the Orthopedic surgeon said that it would be a minimum of two weeks before any orthopedic surgery could be done. Cody is currently still in ICU as of 9:30 a.m. today. They "anticipate" him to be moved out of ICU soon. There was no confirmation as to when he would be able to go home. I will try to give you an update ASAP.
In the meantime if you would like to send a card to Cody at his house, it can be sent to:
6020 St. Rt. 295
Whitehouse, OH 43571
Please feel free to send this on to others