Giro d'Italia. Medical Update on Miguel Angel Lopez
Today, at the start of the 103rd Giro d`Italia Miguel Angel Lopez crashed on the tricky time trial course on the way to Palermo. The Colombian rider slipped away and unfortunately crashed into the barriers. The team was immediately with him and later on he was taken to hospital for further observation.
Team doctor Serge Niamke, “The X-ray has shown no fractures, he suffered a deep wound very close to the iliac arteria, which he had a surgery to repair and which will heal in the upcoming weeks. Regarding this crash Miguel Angel hasn’t sustained any further serious injuries. He was able to leave the hospital on foot and returned back to the team`s hotel. We will see how he is feeling tomorrow about returning back home.”
First of all, the most important thing, we all are glad that Miguel Angel could left the hospital on foot. I wish Miguel Angel a speedy recovery, I am pretty sure he will come back stronger. The stage was tough with some tricky corners and a fast uphill section. The wind made it even harder but also very dangerous. What should I say, let´s hope from tomorrow on we will have more luck on our side. – Jakob Fuglsang