Wednesday 26 October 2016

Bressie back on his bike two weeks after waterfall accident


Bressie with RTE's Eoghan McDermott

He dislocated his ankle just a fortnight ago while abseiling down a waterfall, but Bressie is getting better.

The Voice of Ireland coach is back on his bike just two weeks after tearing ligaments in both his feet and dislocating his left ankle during an adventure holiday in Scotland.

After a short period of recovery, the musician, whose real name is Niall Breslin, has been easing himself back into his fitness regime as he enjoys a getaway in west Cork.

"Delighted to get back on the bike if only for a few km. Ankle injuries responding well to positive attitude to recovery," he tweeted.

"Exactly two weeks to the hour ago I was stuck up a river gorge with torn ligaments in both ankles. Today, I am open water swimming."


Earlier this month, the former Blizzards frontman injured himself when he landed in shallow water after abseiling off a waterfall while on a cycling trip with his Voice of Ireland colleague Eoghan McDermott.

Bressie's presenter pal Eoghan admitted at the time he feared the worst after seeing the injury.

"After jumping off a waterfall we thought @nbrez had broken his ankles. Thankfully just dislocated & torn ligaments," Eoghan tweeted.

The pair were enjoying a cycling holiday in the country when the former Blizzards frontman was hurt and Bressie admitted on Twitter that he was devastated to have his plans ruined.

"So after amazing few days in Scotland with @eoghanmcdermo I pushed my luck one step too far," he wrote.

"Hard to train so hard for something for so long, only to get injured before it. Might start playing chess instead."

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