Theresa Fisher has been out of action for three weeks after suffering an injury to her knee.
Her doctor, Dr Mark Tait, told the ABC’s Q&A program that the 27-year-old’s rehabilitation will be long and arduous.
“She’s not going to get anywhere close to 100 per cent,” Dr Tait said.
“It’s very, very important for her to be physically able to recover.”
I would hope that she could be back in time for the start of the Paralympic Games in September, but I can’t guarantee that, especially with the level of damage that’s occurred.
“Ms Fisher’s doctors believe that she suffered a “major knee injury” and are working with her rehabilitation team.”
Her rehabilitation plan is very complex and she needs a long and very, really intensive period of time in a very difficult rehabilitation environment,” Dr Mark said.
In a statement to the ABC, Dr Tatsa said his patient had suffered a major injury to the right knee and has been receiving medical support since arriving in Adelaide.”
This will be the longest period of her rehabilitation that she has had to endure,” Dr Peter Tait told ABC Radio Adelaide.
She will not be allowed to ride on the streets or in public places, including in the parks and playgrounds, until she is able to complete her rehabilitation.
Dr Tait also told the Adelaide Advertiser that the young woman is “not expected to walk or run again”.
He said her rehabilitation will not stop there.”
We have to put her on the road for a while,” he said.
She is expected to be assessed in the next few weeks, and then she will be able “to have a full range of activity”.
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