Mexican points race Olympic medalist Belem Guerrero has broken her collarbone after being hit by a truck whilst out training at home. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning, December 20 on the Toluca-Tenango highway, and Guerrero briefly lost consciousness. She was taken to hospital and had surgery on the same day. Doctor Juan Manuel Herrera, director of the National Sports Commission, claimed the operation was successful.
"We inserted a plate with six screws to join together the two pieces of the right collarbone, due to the fracture that was caused by the impact of the accident," he said. "We expect Belem to recover quickly, and she will stay in hospital for two days, depending on the pain and the traumas in her back."
Guerrero also suffered two broken ribs and two fractured vertebrae in her back. However, she expects to be training again in three weeks.
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