Just over three weeks ago, Egan Bernal was met with a horrendous crash where he sustained life-threatening injuries. After the accident, he was admitted to the The Clínica Universidad de La Sabana in Bogota for surgeries. Now, he has made great progress and is doing really well in rehabilitation. Even though he is doing well now, there is no specific timeline for when he would actively resume his training.
Ineos Grenadiers made the following official statement:
Egan is making great progress at home and working with a local rehab clinic where his recovery is going well. At present, our medical staff has not set a definitive timeline for when we should expect to see him back on his bike.
For the time being, he will remain in Colombia until his progression has reached a satisfactory level for him to return to his European base.
Bernal was admitted to the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana, which is where he underwent the surgeries. They said that his condition post-surgery is now looking very favorable. They also said that the main goal of his rehabilitation is to walk without any kind of help. Getting back to full form could take him between 8-9 weeks.
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Egan Bernal’s path to recovery after the crash has been very hard, to say the least. He had 20 different kinds of fractures after the crash and was admitted immediately to the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana.
As you can see in the video above, Bernal is making tremendous progress towards recovery and has even shattered the expectations of his rehabilitation team.
The horror unfolded on January 24, when Bernal crashed into a parked bus while training with his team. He suffered fractured vertebrae, fractured right patella, fractured right femur, and many fractured ribs.
Bernal said that he almost died from the collision and was dangerously close to becoming paraplegic. Now that he is making great progress, we all pray that he recovers fully. We cannot wait to see him in action again!
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