Terpstra thanks well-wishers for support following crash

Total Direct Energie’s Niki Terpstra lines up for the 2020 Saudi Tour
Total Direct Energie’s Niki Terpstra lines up for the 2020 Saudi Tour (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

As reported at the weekend, Total Direct Energie's Niki Terpstra has been able to return home from hospital following his training crash in the Netherlands a week ago. On Tuesday, the Dutchman took to social media to thanks fans and well-wishers for their "overwhelming" messages of support since his accident, which left him with concussion, a collapsed lung, and a fractured collarbone and ribs.

"It's been a week since my nasty training accident," Terpstra wrote on Twitter. "Thanks to the timely assistance on the spot and the great care in hospital, the first steps in recovery have gone well. I was able to return home on Sunday to recover in my own environment.

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