Australia's KTM rider Toby Price after finishing the second stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally.
Australia's KTM rider Toby Price after finishing the second stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally. Martin Mejia

Aussie reveals aftermath of Dakar crash

MOTORSPORT: Toby Price has revealed the extent of the injury that prematurely ended his pursuit of a second consecutive Dakar Rally title.

The 27-year-old was airlifted to hospital after crashing in a riverbed on stage six of the 2017 event, breaking his left femur.

Still in hospital in the Bolivian capital La Paz, Price shared a photo of the x-ray of his broken leg.

"Here is the aftermath of my crash during the Dakar Rally, breaking my femur into 4 pieces!" he wrote.

"Long road ahead once again but I will be back in no time."

Price had already won a stage and briefly led this year's rally, and was leading the stage at the time of his crash.

He was still well in the hunt for a second-straight Dakar win.

"How things can change so quick," he explained in a previous post on social media. "Was all going fine till one f**king rock caught me out ... thats how it is though i guess. cant have all dakars go perfecto."

Price has received thousands of messages of support from fans on social media since the crash, the man himself grateful for the wave of well-wishes.

"I can't thank each and everyone of you enough for the kind words and support, it's only going to speed up my recovery!"

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