David Murdoch, who has had his shoulder operated on by Professor Mackay, led the Team GB rink to a silver medal in the men’s curling at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. After defeating Sweden 6-5 in a nail-biting semi-final, the team lost to favourites Canada in the final.
After a poor first run at Sochi, another well-known Mackay patient, 36-year-old Royal Marine John “Jacko” Jackson, came up short in the Winter Olympics. The Team GB bobsleigh pilot, who recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon in double quick time thanks to the insertion of a Internal Brace, finished an agonising fifth place in the four-man bobsleigh competition, just 0.18 seconds behind the Americans, who won bronze.
As a surgeon with a great deal of experience of judo – he reconstructed Olympic silver-medallist Gemma Gibbons’ shoulder and has worked with her husband Euan Burton several times over the years – Professor Mackay will be on hand to treat any competitors injured during this year’s judo at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.