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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

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.



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Mostyn | 11 years ago

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

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

Stumps | 11 years ago

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

Leviathan | 11 years ago

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.

Colin Peyresourde replied to Leviathan | 11 years ago
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.....


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