Cycling

Cavendish escapes serious injury after crash

Mark Cavendish (AP)
Mark Cavendish (AP)

Cape Town - Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have confirmed that Mark Cavendish sustained "no serious injury" following a major crash within 10 kilometres of the finish of Milan-Sanremo on Saturday.

"The 32-year-old fell heavily after striking a bollard and was immediately assisted by race medical personnel, after which he was taken to a local hospital," the team said in a statement.

"Following medical imaging, it was determined that he avoided major injury in the incident.

"He did sustain a new rib fracture (5th) on the same side as the one that he damaged in the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico (7th).

"He also has bruising and abrasions consistent with the scale of the crash as well as a possible ligamentous ankle injury that will require further assessment once he returns home on Saturday.

"The team would like to extend a big thanks to everybody who has sent messages of concern; and we will keep you updated as and when, should additional information become available."

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5791 votes
Cricket
11% - 1440 votes
Football
19% - 2440 votes
Athletics
2% - 299 votes
Boxing
1% - 120 votes
Cycling
2% - 298 votes
Golf
5% - 640 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1051 votes
Tennis
3% - 410 votes
Water sports
1% - 116 votes
American sports
1% - 126 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 376 votes
Vote