Rigoberto Urán in intensive care after tests reveal punctured lung
Aug 30 2019 08:33 pm CET

Rigoberto Urán in intensive care after tests reveal punctured lung
Rigoberto Urán in intensive care after tests reveal punctured lung
Photo of Rigoberto Uran

EF Education First's Rigoberto Urán also has a punctured lung after the crash that took him out of the Vuelta España.

Urán and Hugh Carthy had to withdraw at the sixth stage of the Spanish grand tour after they suffered a heavy crash that left him with several fractures. While Carthy ended up with a broken collarbone, Urán has fractures in the clavicle and the shoulder blade, as well as a punctured lung that was revealed after further tests.

"Rigoberto is right now in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Barcelona," said sports director Juanma Gárate to Colombian radio station Antena 2. "He has undergone a series of tests that have shown an injury in the left lung because he has several ribs broken as well.

He is in observation. We have to be cautious and wait to see what happens in the next hours. For now, the injury of the shoulder is of less importance. Our medical team is well aware of the situation and we will tell more when we consider it's necessary. After the drama of yesterday, we have to be happy. Uran, Carthy and the rest of the riders are aware of everything that could have happened but didn't."

UPDATE 2/9/2019: The Colombian rider posted a picture from the hospital stating that he and the medical team are waiting for a reduction of the inflammation of his lung in order to perform the surgeries that are needed in his fractures.

"People, everything is under control and you shouldn't be scared," he wrote. "We are here waiting for the reduction of the inflammation of the lung to be able to do the surgeries, I am very broken. These days have been hard but I've received a lot of love, care and prayers from you. A million thanks!"






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