Mark Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi with a concussion and neck pain
Feb 21 2018 11:29 pm CET

Mark Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi with a concussion and neck pain
Mark Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi with a concussion and neck pain
Team Dimension Data

Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish has suffered a concussion due to the crash that took him out of the Abu Dhabi Tour.

The peloton was still in the neutral zone when the car of the race director suddenly slowed down and caused a crash of four riders, including Cavendish. "Mark sustained a concussion and a whiplash injury after his crash today," said team Doctor, Adrian Rotunno.

"Due to the concussion, we were not willing to risk rider safety and the call was made for Mark to stop the race. A serious neck injury has been excluded in hospital. He currently has some concussive symptoms and neck pain but is otherwise stable. We will monitor Mark’s condition closely going forward."

The Briton was one of the main candidates for the three stages suitable for sprinters at the Abi Dhabi Tour.




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