Christophe Brandt in induced coma after crash

Christophe Brandt's (Davitamon-Lotto) had a life-threatening crash yesterday at the Schaal Sels,...

Christophe Brandt's (Davitamon-Lotto) had a life-threatening crash yesterday at the Schaal Sels, suffering four broken ribs, a lung perforation and a pneumothorax.

Operating on him almost immediately, surgeons have been able to save his spleen but they had to remove a kidney. Brandt's upper arm is also broken. His abdominal haemorrhages have caused his condition to be rated as serious and the rider will be kept in an induced coma for three days.

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