15 Jun 2012

Drysdale says he'll be okay for London

12:01 pm on 15 June 2012

The five-time single sculls world champion Mahe Drysdale says he'll definitely row at the London Olympics next month.

Drysdale was hit by a car while out training on his bike in Munich ahead of this weekend's World Cup regatta.

Drysdale describes his minor injury to his shoulder and hip as semi-serious but while it will keep him out of his boat this weekend, he'll be fine for London.

Since last year Drysdale has reduced the amount of on-water training he does because of arthritis in his back and taken to cycling each day.

He says it was scary at the time and he was a bit sore and worried on Thursday, but he's had all the scans now and he's feeling fine and more confident of the future.

Drysdale says he'll be on a stationary bike for the next couple of days before he returns to a boat in a week or so.