Injury update on Ryder Hesjedal's condition after heavy crash in Tour de Suisse

Garmin-Sharp reveals Canadian badly battered and bruised, but no bones broken and no neurological damage

by Simon_MacMichael   June 10, 2013  

Ryder Hesjedal at 2013 Giro start (pic Gian Mattia d'Alberto, LaPresse, RCS Sport)

Garmin-Sharp has issued an update this evening on the condition of Ryder Hesjedal, who crashed heavily during Stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse today, a race in which he was lying second overall. While badly battered and bruised, preliminary scans reveal that he did not suffer amny fractures or neurological damage.

In its statement, the team said:

Ryder Hesjedal crashed during today's stage at the Tour de Suisse, suffering a heavy blow to the neck and head. He was immediately transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Hesjedal suffered multiple, severe contusions and abrasions to the right wrist, hip and knee and left shoulder, elbow and knee.

Preliminary CTs show no fractures and no neurological pathologies. He will remain under close observation by team medical staff. Hesjedal's health is the team's priority - depending on how his recovery progresses team medical staff as of now hopes he may be able to train in a few days time, although this will depend on his recovery.

Winner of the Giro d'Italia last year, the 32-year-old's defence of that title came to a premature end last month when he was forced to abandon the race around halfway through.

Today's Tour de Suisse stage was won by Cannondale's Peter Sagan, while Swiss rider Mathias Frank of BMC Racing retains the overall lead.

 

 

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Form and luck seem to ride hand in hand. Stick a bit of tape on it and see you back in the mountains soon RH.

Between the S and the LOW

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posted by bikeboy76 [1071 posts]
10th June 2013 - 23:50

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Glad he's ok, you never like to see someone get hurt.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2475 posts]
11th June 2013 - 8:51

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One of my favourite Riders (Ryder Hesjedal) in the Pro Cycling Scene!

Pleased to hear he's OK; and on the mend.

posted by Mostyn [387 posts]
11th June 2013 - 9:49

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bikeboy76 wrote:
Form and luck seem to ride hand in hand. Stick a bit of tape on it and see you back in the mountains soon RH.

Don't you mean:

Froome and Porte.....

Nerd

posted by Colin Peyresourde [988 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:51

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