Eddy Merckx released from hospital after crash

Eddy Merckx riding with friends
(Image credit: Shane Stokes)

Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx was released from hospital on Friday, several days after he was rushed into intensive care following a crash whilst out riding.

Merckx fell while riding with friends last Sunday and was immediately transferred to a hospital in Dendermonde, near Gent, with reports circulating that he had suffered a ‘serious head injury’.

Merckx left intensive care four days later but remained hospitalised for several days in order to undergo a series of medical tests. Sudpresse reported that Merckx suffered a hemorrhage and was kept in intensive care overnight. On Monday afternoon he was given the green light to leave and was transferred to a regular ward. 



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