Jacopo Mosca (Trek-Segafredo) is in hospital following serious injuries sustained in a crash during the time trial at the Italian Road Championships on Friday. Trek-Segafredo confirmed that Mosca has suffered collapsed lungs along with fractures to his scapula, collarbone, ribs and cervical and thoracic vertebrae.
"Medical checks highlighted that Jacopo suffered a fractured collarbone and multiple rib fractures on the right side as well as a pneumothorax which required the positioning of a chest drain," confirmed Trek-Segafredo in their first medical update on Saturday.
In a second medical update issued late in the day on Saturday, Trek-Segafredo confirmed Mosca's additional injuries.
"The latest medical check performed this morning at the Cesena’s hospital highlighted a series of additional injuries: a second pneumothorax on the left side that may require the positioning of a second chest drain (decision to be taken in the next hours); a fractured scapula; fractures of the spinous process of two cervical vertebrae and one thoracic vertebra; as well as the fracture of the transverse process of one cervical and one thoracic vertebra," the team confirmed.
"On Monday, the doctors of Cesena hospital, in agreement with the Trek-Segafredo Team medical staff, will decide if Mosca will require an osteosynthesis surgery to reduce the fracture of the scapula and collarbone."
Mosca was competing in the elite men's 45.7km time trial held in Faenza when he crashed. He was initially transported to a Forlì hospital for checks and then subsequently taken to a nearby hospital in Cesena where he will remain for several days, confirmed his team Trek-Segafredo.
"The Italian rider crashed heavily yesterday during the Italian TT Championship. He never lost consciousness and he was transported to the Forlì hospital. Late last night, after the first treatment and checks, he was moved to Cesena’s hospital where he will stay for the next days," confirmed Trek-Segafredo.
Trek-Segafredo also confirmed that Mosca suffered slight head trauma but that CT scans excluded further injury. In addition, he will undergo more medical checks Saturday to rule out further micro fractures.
Trek-Segafredo have stated that Mosca will continue to be monitored for the next few days, in consultation with the hospital and team medical staff, and that a recovery time has not yet been determined.
Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits news and writes features. Currently the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten coordinates global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.
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