UPDATE ON BRITISH RIDERS INJURED IN BELGIUM
Hannah Mayho, who was seriously injured in a car collision yesterday while training in Belgium with four other British riders, is said to be making satisfactory progress following surgery at a hospital in Oudenaarde yesterday.
A second x-ray yesterday afternoon confirmed the 19 year-old from Bradford broke one and not two legs in the crash, as previously reported. Her left leg has been pinned in a successful procedure and she is expected to be on her feet later today.
Hannah’s broken right arm and wrist are in a plaster cast. She is likely to stay at the hospital for another week. Her parents and coach Simon Cope, who are with her, have reported she is feeling positive.
20 year-old Lucy Martin from Cheshire, who suffered a cracked vertebra, is resting at the Academy House under the supervision of the GB Cycling Team doctor. 20 year-old Katie Colclough from Lincolnshire, who suffered concussion, is expected to be discharged from hospital today.
20 year-old Emma Trott from Hertfordshire, who suffered a broken collarbone and a black eye, has been released from hospital, as has 18 year-old Sarah Reynolds who hurt her hand and cut her chin in the crash.
The five girls were injured at about 10:30 yesterday morning when a car pulled out of a junction.
Simon Cope, the Olympic Academy Programme Coach, said: “We are all feeling much more positive today. All the people here have been really great and have rallied around to help us.”
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