Edo Maas left paralysed after collision with car at Piccolo Lombardia

Edo Maas with Development Team Sunweb at Brussels Cycling Classic (Image credit: Getty Images)

Edo Maas (Development Team Sunweb) is left with paralysis of both legs after a collision with a car that entered the race course on the descent of the Madonna del Ghisallo at the Piccolo Lombardia on October 6. The 19-year-old from Rotterdam, Netherlands, remains at the Niguarda Hospital in Milan where he is conscious and receiving treatment for his injuries.

"Edo is currently processing the diagnosis that the fracture in his back has led to paraplegia, a loss of nerve feeling in his legs," Team Sunweb published in a medical update on Thursday. "At this moment it remains unlikely that functionality in his legs will ever return, but fighting power and hope prevails."

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