After suffering Serious Injuries, British Cyclist Mark Cavendish Was ‘Overwhelmed’ By Support

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After sustaining two broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a collision at the Six Days of Ghent on Sunday, Mark Cavendish said he had been “overwhelmed” by messages of support.

Lasse Norman Hansen, an Olympic and world champion cyclist, crashed in front of the 36-year-old British cyclist in the Madison.

He then collided with the Dane’s bike, knocking him to the ground. Cavendish was brought to the hospital on a stretcher after receiving first treatment.

Cavendish’s team Deceuninck – Quick-Step released a statement saying: “Examinations revealed that Mark has two cracked ribs on his left side, as well as a small pneumothorax [collapsed lung], both of which have been treated with medication.” He was admitted to the hospital and is being monitored.

“It is expected that Mark will be discharged either later today or tomorrow morning, and will then undergo a period of recuperation.”

Source: BBC Sport

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