Team Ineos on Geraint Thomas: Thankfully all the X-rays and scans have come back clear
Jun 19 2019 04:31 am CET

Team Ineos on Geraint Thomas: Thankfully all the X-rays and scans have come back clear
Team Ineos on Geraint Thomas: Thankfully all the X-rays and scans have come back clear
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Team Ineos has confirmed that Geraint Thomas hasn't suffered any serious injuries after the crash he sustained at the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse.

The medical officers from the race had already given a preliminary update on Thomas' condition, and Ineos now confirms after scans and further examinations that the rider has only suffered superficial injuries. "There was a lip in the road that came out of nowhere," explained the Welshman.

"An Astana rider hit the lip and crashed and I had nowhere to go. I landed on my shoulder and my face and there was quite a bit of blood. You’ve always got to be cautious with a head injury, and whilst I was keen to carry on, the doctors made the right decision to pull me out of the race."

Despite the bruises and abrasions, this crash isn't likely to affect his Tour de France participation. "Clearly it’s frustrating and a small setback for my Tour de France preparations, but there’s still plenty of time before we start in Brussels in a few weeks’ time," Thomas commented. "We will recalibrate and I’m sure my coach Tim (Kerrison) will have a plan in place to ensure I’m ready for July 6th."

Team Ineos doctor Derick Macleod explained further on Thomas' situation. "Geraint took a heavy fall," he commented. "The main area of impact was to his head. He passed his initial concussion roadside test but with the nature and severity of the impact, it was felt unsafe for him to continue in the race. He was taken to hospital and thankfully all the X-rays and scans have come back clear. He’s now back in the Team hotel and in good spirits.”

"He’s been given the all clear which is great but we will continue to monitor him over the next few days. Knowing Geraint, it won’t take him long to get back on his bike but we’ll need to ensure he’s symptom-free in the next few days before he does so. We’re optimistic he’ll make a full recovery over the coming days though and all being well he’ll be back on his bike very soon."




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