Dakar Rally 2017: Doctors clear Toby Price for flight home | photos

Dakar Rally champion Toby Price is due back in Australia on Friday morning after doctors cleared him to fly home from Bolivia.

The Hunter rider’s father, John, said on Thursday that his son would fly into Sydney then catch a plane to Brisbane to start his rehabilitation after a crash ended his title defence seven days ago.

“I'm really psyched to be cleared to fly home to Australia,” Price posted on his Facebook page on Thursday.

“I can't thank everyone enough for the kind words, support and messages while I've been here in Bolivia . . . let’s get out of here.”

Price has been in hospital in La Paz recovering from surgery to repair his left thigh bone, which shattered into four pieces when his KTM hit a rock during the fourth stage.

The 29-year-old posted this week that his recovery had hit a bump when he suffered a seizure, possibly due to a blood clot in his lung.

But John said his son’s condition had improved in the past few days.