Mark Cavendish to remain in hospital for 'a couple of nights' after Ghent Six crash

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse make a change during the Ghent Six
Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse make a change during the Ghent Six (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mark Cavendish has expressed thanks to his supporters and to the staff at Ghent University Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries that were sustained in a serious crash at the Ghent Six on Sunday. The British sprinter is recovering from two broken ribs and a collapsed lung and said that he will remain in hospital for a 'couple of nights'.

"Just want to say how overwhelmed & thankful I am for all the support and well-wishes. So @zesdaagseGent didn’t end the way we’d have preferred, I think it’s fair to say 😅," Cavendish wrote in a post on Twitter Monday.

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