Scans following Matteo Trentin’s crash at Paris-Roubaix have revealed the 28-year-old has sustained a stable compression fracture of his thoracic spine.
The Italian crashed heavily on the d’Haveluy a Wallers sector with 100km remaining, was immediately placed in a neck brace and transported to hospital. He will spend another few days in hospital in a thoracic brace before returning home.
Mitchelton-SCOTT head doctor Robbart van Linschoten had a positive outlook for Trentin.
“Matteo has a fracture in the thoracic region but thankfully the fracture is stable,” Dr van Linschoten said. “We will further consult with a neurosurgeon tomorrow before determining the best course of action from here.”
“Whilst he will need some recovery time, I think we need to thankful that he doesn’t have anything more serious.”
In good spirits and in contact with him teammates, Trentin praised the medical team who were on the scene.
“Obviously it’s a setback, but it’s just an injury and something that will heal. For that we have to be thankful,” Trentin said.
“I want to thank the ambulance team that treated me on the scene. They were incredible, and kind. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment and support.”
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