Quarterman in hospital after crashing into a team car at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

NINOVE BELGIUM FEBRUARY 27 Charlie Quarterman of United Kingdom and Team Trek Segafredo during the 76th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2021 Mens Race a 2005km race from Ghent to Ninove OmloopHNB OHN21 FlandersClassic on February 27 2021 in Ninove Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Charlie Quarterman (Trek-Segafredo) at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Charlie Quarterman spent the night in hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion that was sustained after he collided with a team vehicle at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. His team Trek-Segafredo confirmed that Quarterman has not suffered any broken bones but had to remain in hospital overnight to monitor a concussion.

"Well that wasn’t how I was hoping this weekend would go... in a bit of pain but relieved that it’s not worse. Think I had too much lactate in my body to see that the car in front was stopping, thanks already for the messages," Quarterman wrote in a post on Twitter on Saturday.

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