"A walk in the park floater that went horribly wrong…"
As announced on the familiar hornpipe Instagram last night, Taj Burrow is in a Perth hospital recovering from surgery after blowing out his knee during a family camping holiday.
Taj, who retired from competition two years ago after nineteen years on the carousel (“I’m looking forward to freedom so much!”), and who turned forty exactly one week ago, was photographed in a Perth hospital bed alongside his three-year-old daughter, Ms Arabella Rose.
How’d he bust up his knee?
Taj says it was just a “little walk in the park floater at the Bluff (in WA’s north-west) that went incredibly wrong. Blew my ACL to pieces. Just had surgery.”
The pain, he says, “fucking killed me at the time Like a lightning bolt.”
A picture demonstrating the gloomy scenario.
After ACL surgery you zombie walk on crutches for a few weeks. Maybe two months until it don’t hurt so bad.
Six to nine months before you’ve got normal function.
In the meantime, Taj has his beer biz Honest Ale to work on.
“More biz than drinking, hopefully,” he says.