Amy Pieters Makes Progress After A Coma

The Dutch National Champion's father said "She woke up at a very low level. Very slowly that has improved in recent months"
Amy Pieters

Amy Pieters suffered a heart-wrenching head injury in a crash while at a training camp in Spain. Amy regained consciousness 4 months after the crash. It has been 6 months since the Dutch National suffered from severe brain damage in a crash.

Her family unveiled that she is making better progress. Amy Pieters was in a coma for three months, but Peter, her father, commented that she is making slow progress. In the beginning the doctors were unsure of what remaining abilities Amy Pieters will have but things look promising now. He told the news:

She is convalescing in Dordrecht, but she is now home on the weekends, they will bring her on Friday and we will bring her back on Sunday evening. That is very nice now. And that is also good for her, you notice that well.

Pieters is still paralyzed from her right side as a result of a brain injury. Her father Peter said that she is taking little steps toward recovery and although it is a long way to go, they are willing to go to all lengths to help their daughter.

The recovery center has also helped in this recovery. Peter commented on the current condition of the rider:

She woke up at a very low level. There was very little reaction from her. Very slowly that has improved in recent months

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The months in a coma spent by the World Champion were very difficult for her fans and family. The track team was also taken aback by the unfortunate event. Peter further said:

First she had to learn to breathe on her own, then she had to learn to eat and now she actually eats with us. The next step is that she learns to talk

Stig Broeckx also suffered from brain damage but that was a very different brain injury. Pieters was in a lengthy coma and the conditions of recovery are different for everyone. He began to show some signs of recovery after four months of the crash, and was even able to ride a stationary bike after a year.

Her father was told by the doctors that:

They tell us that if ten patients come in with exactly the same injury, they will be treated in ten different ways.

While this journey is full of ambiguities, all our prayers are with the Women’s WorldTeam SD Worx ridder. Her fans want her to recover from the horrible incident just as much as her family, But all we can do is wait.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Amy Pieters rides for the team SD Worx. Her long list of achievements includes the Women’s WorldTour of 2018, a GC win at the Healthy Ageing Tour and multiple stage wins throughout her career. Amy Pieters has a PCS ranking of 534 and a UCI World Ranking of 698.

Also Read: Julian Alaphilippe Makes A Comeback After A Horrible Crash

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