|SA-Dakar 2012: Bruce Garland from Isuzu Motorsport undergy bypass surgery.|
Isuzu Motorsports´ boss Bruce Garland is to have bypass surgery later this week after problems became apparent during a visit to Melbourne. He´s currently at the Monash Medical Centre, one of Australia´s best cardiac units, waiting to find out exactly when the surgery will take place. At the Dakar, he and his codriver Harry Suzuki had to retire before the rest-day after a broken vertebra.
In typical fashion, there´s plenty of laughter and cheek with the nursing staff as he comes to terms with what´s going on. "I can´t actually remember smashing any mirrors over black cats and under ladders, but I must have done lots of it at some stage! That´s the only way I can explain fracturing a vertebra during the Dakar and now this" Garland said.
"At the moment, the only positive I can think of is that I will become a member of the Zipper Club with Aussie rock stars Jimmy Barnes and Jon Stevens, even though I´m not much of a singer!"
"But everyone tells me I will be faster than ever once I´m the other side of this, so that´s a good sign because I am still planning to be back in the driver´s seat later this year. Everything is ticking at Garland Motorsports except my heart! The customer car/team management program is moving ahead at an incredible rate. We´re in discussions with a number of interesting people and will be making some big announcements soon. This is just a bit of a speed bump."
If you would like to send Bruce a get well message, please log on to the [ Facebook Page ]. Isuzu Motorsports will keep you updated on Bruce´s condition as more information becomes available.
2011/03/07 | 11:27 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/SWANTON