Kiwi triathlon star Terenzo Bozzone announces impending surgery

Bozzone in Auckland Hospital on Friday.
Bozzone in Auckland Hospital on Friday. Photo credit: Instagram/@terenzo1

Kiwi triathlete Terenzo Bozzone continues his road to recovery after his dice with disaster last week.

On Friday, the 33-year-old announced he was undergoing surgery to have his "mug fixed" after colliding with a truck in Kumeu and being rushed to Auckland Hospital by emergency services.

Bozzone took to social media to confirm his impending eye socket surgery, using the opportunity to express his gratitude for the outpouring of public support since the incident.

"Today's the day I get m mug fixed," said Bozzone in an Instagram post.

"Surgery today to fix my broken eye socket. I'm in great hands and looking forward to starting my recovery.

"Thanks for all the love and support over the past 10 days, you are amazing and I’m so grateful."

The former half-Ironman world champion was left in a semi-conscious state on the side of the road following the collision, with the truck involved stopping briefly to check on him before leaving the scene.

Police said they'd identified a truck driver who they believed had hit Bozzone but charges are yet to be laid.