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Update On Steve Byron

Published: November 18, 2013 9:20 am ET

Last Comment: November 18, 2013 8:00 pm ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

After suffering the worst accident of his career, driver Steve Byron is approaching his return to the racebike.

In May, Byron suffered a fractured left knee and ligament damage in a qualifying race at Kawartha Downs, placing him on the sidelines for the summer. Byron required a plate and 12 screws in his tibia as a result of the accident.

"It's getting better; I've come a long way this last month," Byron told Trot Insider. "I've been doing physiotherapy and I got off the crutches about three weeks ago."

Byron has one more follow-up with his surgeon in December. If the surgeon gives him the thumbs-up, Byron plans to resume driving in January.

"Last time I saw the surgeon they said 'don't push it'," said Byron, who was unable to put any weight on that leg for three and a half months.

"It's always going to ache with the scar tissue there. I just have to live with it. "

At least Byron has something to look forward to now that he's up and about. His brother Dave purchased a yearling at the Black Book Sale in Harrisburg and, given the pedigree, he's a likely partner.

"He bought a Deweycheatumnhowe filly out of Ally Hall," stated Byron. Ally Hall won the 2001 Oakville (now Peaceful Way) Final with Byron driving. "As far as I'm concerned, we stole her -- she was only $8,000...I told him I'd be interested in a piece of her."

November 18, 2013 - 8:00 pmHi Steve I was just asking

Hi Steve

I was just asking about you the other day. What good news this is. I saw where
Dave bought in the last sale. All the best in the year to come.


November 18, 2013 - 7:33 pmGreat to hear your getting

Great to hear your getting close! Best wishes!

November 18, 2013 - 6:59 pmHope all goes well and we see

Hope all goes well and we see you back in the bike soon.Lots of luck.

November 18, 2013 - 5:27 pmHello Steve, We are so happy

Ben Paniccia SAID...

Hello Steve,

We are so happy for you! You are a class act and so glad we have you as a friend. You are honest and always do what you can when you are in a race.Funny about this business you realize how good of a person you are when your around some of the others.We are so glad we meet you. Say hi to Sue!

See You Soon,

BenBar Stables

November 18, 2013 - 1:01 pmGreat to hear; one of the

Great to hear; one of the nicest and classiest guys in the game. All the best Steve, it'll be great to see you back in action.

November 18, 2013 - 11:54 amSpeedy return Steve. All the

Speedy return Steve. All the Best!

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