Julian Wilson injured in mountain bike crash
So this is how they do it these days. No press release, no press conference, just one man with an iPhone, bag of frozen peas on his shoulder announcing an injury just before the start of the season.
So went Julian Wilson's Instagram post that went out to his fans.
"I have some not-very-good news to share. I’ve come undone on my mountain bike doing some cross-training in Glenrock National Park in Newcastle on Friday evening. I went over the handlebars, landed square on my shoulder and I've ruptured the AC joint."
"It’s not going to require surgery. It’s extremely uncomfortable hence the bag of peas on my shoulder. There’s no great timeframe on the recovery. I’ve just got to take it one step at a time. I'm in great hands. I’ll be doing everything I can to come back stronger and better than I was before."
And that's about it, no timeframe given but with six weeks to go till Snapper Jules' 2018 campaign has just gone arse over tit.