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Albert to leave ICU

By:
Kirsten Robbins in West Windsor, New Jersey
Published:
November 17, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:59 BST
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Latest Cycling News, November 17, 2008

Cyclo-cross rider Niels Albert can leave the intensive care unit of the university clinic in Gent,...

Cyclo-cross rider Niels Albert can leave the intensive care unit of the university clinic in Gent, Belgium, this afternoon. The Belgian suffered a torn spleen when he crashed Sunday while warming up for the Superprestige race in Gavere.

"Then we will transfer him as soon as possible to a hospital nearer to his home," said his manager Christoph Roodhooft to sporza.be Monday morning.

Albert, 22, is expected to stay in hospital another four to five days. (SW)

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