Egan Bernal: I nearly lost my life doing what I love

Egan Bernal
Egan Bernal (Image credit: Twitter/Egan Bernal)

Egan Bernal has made his first public statement since his horrific training crash near Bogota on Monday. In a post on social media on Friday in which he thanked medical staff at the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana, Bernal said he had risked losing his life or being left paralysed by the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Bernal remains in the intensive care unit after undergoing successful surgery on his femur, knee and spine. He is set to undergo will two additional, minor surgeries on Saturday to treat a fractured metacarpal in his right hand and to manage dentoalveolar fractures in his mouth.

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