(Reuters) – British bicycle owner Mark Cavendish is recovering from damaged ribs and a collapsed lung after a crash within the Six Days of Ghent monitor assembly on Sunday.
Cavendish was driving within the Madison when he went down in a crash involving Olympic and world champion Lasse Norman Hansen.
“Examinations confirmed that Mark has suffered two damaged ribs on this left aspect and has a small pneumothorax (collapsed lung), each of which have been handled with treatment. He has been stored within the hospital for commentary,” Cavendish’s street group Deceuninck Fast-Step stated in an announcement.
“It’s anticipated that Mark shall be discharged both later as we speak or tomorrow morning, and can then endure a interval of recuperation.”
Cavendish took to Twitter to reassure his followers on Monday.
“So Ghent did not finish the best way we would have most popular, I believe it is honest to say. Some water on the monitor, a excessive pace crash and some barrel rolls later, I am being handled for some damaged ribs and a pneumothorax.
“In a little bit of ache, however a few nights with the unbelievable workers right here at Ghent by College Hospital ought to type me out.”
Cavendish, 36, loved a outstanding return to kind this 12 months, sprinting to 4 stage wins on the Tour de France to equal the document 34 of Belgian nice Eddy Merckx.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman, enhancing by Pritha Sarkar)