Wouter Sybrandy facing two operations after Tour of Britain crash
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wouter Sybrandy facing two operations after Tour of Britain crash

by Shane Stokes at 10:23 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour of Britain, Injury
 
Triple vertebral fracture and facial injuries for Dutchman

Wouter SybrandyFollowing a bad crash in the Tour of Britain , IG Sigma Sport rider Wouter Sybrandy faces two operations in order to assist his recovery. The 27 year old Dutchman hit the deck on the final stage on Sunday and is stable in intensive care at St George’s in Tooting.

The fall saw his suffer fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket, and doctors will work on this area on Friday. He also incurred fractures to three lower vertebrae and will undergo surgery for that early next week.

Team manager Becky Frewing has confirmed to VeloNation that Sybrandy’s lower limb movement has fortunately not been affected by the back injury. She anticipates that doctors may put in a metal plate to stabilise the area.

“It’s going to take a while [to recover] unfortunately, but he knows he will have to be patient,” she said.

Sybrandy has been with the British team for three seasons. He placed ninth overall in last year’s An Post Rás and seventh this year in the Rutland - Melton Classic.

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