Cavendish escapes serious injury after crash

2018-03-17 22:50
Mark Cavendish (AP)

Cape Town - Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have confirmed that Mark Cavendish sustained "no serious injury" following a major crash within 10 kilometres of the finish of Milan-Sanremo on Saturday.

"The 32-year-old fell heavily after striking a bollard and was immediately assisted by race medical personnel, after which he was taken to a local hospital," the team said in a statement.

"Following medical imaging, it was determined that he avoided major injury in the incident.

"He did sustain a new rib fracture (5th) on the same side as the one that he damaged in the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico (7th).

"He also has bruising and abrasions consistent with the scale of the crash as well as a possible ligamentous ankle injury that will require further assessment once he returns home on Saturday.

"The team would like to extend a big thanks to everybody who has sent messages of concern; and we will keep you updated as and when, should additional information become available."

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