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Sport Cavendish out of hospital after collapsed lung - report

17:30  25 november  2021
17:30  25 november  2021 Source:   afp.com

Cavendish suffers broken ribs and collapsed lung in crash

  Cavendish suffers broken ribs and collapsed lung in crash British cyclist Mark Cavendish suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung after crashing heavily at the Six Days of Ghent, his Deceuninck Quick-Step team said Monday. Cavendish was riding in the Madison on Sunday when Danish world and Olympic champion Lasse Norman Hansen crashed in front of him after Gerben Thijssen slipped on a wet patch on the track. The 36-year-old, winner of a record-equalling 34 stages on the Tour de France, rode into the Dane's bike, sending him tumbling to the floor. "Examinations showed that Mark has suffered two broken ribs on this left side and has a small pneumothorax (collapsed lung), both of which have been treated with medication.

Mark Cavendish has been discharged from the hospital where he was convalescing from a collapsed lung incurred in a track cycling crash and is back home in England, according to Belgian media.

Mark Cavendish was well enough to travel home to Essex © JASPER JACOBS Mark Cavendish was well enough to travel home to Essex

Cavendish rides for Belgian team Deceuninck Quick-Step and was left with two broken ribs and a collapsed lung last Sunday when crashing at the popular track event, the Six Days of Ghent.

"The collapsed lung developed very positively and he was able to leave the University Hospital," daily newspaper Het Nieuwsblad said on Thursday.

The report said Cavendish's wife had driven the 36-year-old Manxman back to their home in Essex.

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There are still doubts as to where Cavendish will race next season amid contract talks.

"You can't put a contract under the nose of a man in a hospital bed," Cavendish's team boss Patrick Lefevere said earlier in the week.

The rider wants to stay in cycling after his racing days are over, as a team director, and also wants to ride one final road-race season, according to Lefevere.

Acclaimed as the all-time great Tour de France sprinter by the organisers he has a record equalling 34 stage wins on the race to back up that belief.

He won four of them while earning minimal wages with Deceuninck Quick-Step last season, although he had added income from individual sponsorship.

Cavendish was riding in the Madison on Sunday when Danish world and Olympic champion Lasse Norman Hansen crashed in front of him after Gerben Thijssen slipped on a wet patch on the track.

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