Rather than the run of the mill, "He fell down the stairs" routine, I reckon the Americans will 'accidentally' do him in before the trial with a dose of crabs. That'll be just after he gets his hooks back!
With those hooks he'd make a great curtain - then he could pull himself together
1. 1991 Zinn Centaur - 2000 miles
2. 1984 Specialized Rockhopper - drop bar project
3. 1992 Giant Cadex cfr2 - 3000 miles
4. 1984 Puch Mountain Jet - fixed gear project
5. 1993 Cannondale 3.0 frame - fixed gear road
6. 1998 Barracuda Curaçao - inspiration needed