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″I had a 95% chance of getting hemiplegia ″

″I had a 95% chance of getting hemiplegia ″

Four days after the violent crash during training, a Colombian cyclist left a thank you message on social media

Four days after being hit by a bus during training, and after being taken to hospital in a very serious condition, Egan Bernal took to social media to report on his health and mental state.

“I had a 95 percent chance of being paraplegic and almost lost my life while doing my best. Today I want to thank God, Klinica Unisabana, and all her specialists for doing the impossible, my family, mafemotas, friends and everyone else for your wishes. I am still in the care unit The focus is waiting for more surgeries, but I trust in God, everything will be fine ”, it can be read on Twitter.

It is reported that the latest information, which was revealed on Thursday, stated that the Eneos cyclist was connected to a ventilator and that he will receive treatment during the coming days for the pulmonary contusion resulting from the serious accident he suffered on Monday. “The Universidad de la Sabana has reported that at the moment Egan Bernal is in the intensive care unit. The patient receives respiratory assistance, hemodynamics and inotropes,” explains in a statement, the clinic located on the outskirts of Bogota.

The memo noted that the doctors had hoped to “wake the patient up little by little, taking into account all the fluids he needed.” [durante as operações]Give him a chance to recover gradually.

He adds that “in the coming days, the risk of infection and pulmonary contusion will be treated, so that the patient is more stable.”

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Hours later, the Colombian sprinter’s press office revealed in a statement that Bernal is “already awake”, although he remains in intensive care.

The winner of the Tour’2019 and Giro’2021 races collided with a bus on Monday while training with other teammates north of Cundinamarca, in the outskirts of Bogotá, sustaining a “vertebral fracture” and fractures to the right femur, knee and “chest”. perforated lung injury,” as well as a fracture of “several ribs” in the fall, INEOS revealed today.

The 25-year-old cyclist, who is one of Peloton’s major names, underwent two operations this morning at the Universidad de la Sabana Clinic, where he was transferred after suffering a serious accident.

“Doctors were able to repair his right leg and stabilize a spinal fracture in two separate surgeries over the past night. He is now in intensive care, where other potential secondary injuries are being treated, as well as his body’s response to trauma.” , aware of the British formation.

On Monday, the local police, citing the EFE agency, said the Colombian runner hit the bus when it “suddenly” stopped to allow one of the passengers to exit.

According to the authorities, Bernal “was walking in the same direction and the same [do autocarro]I did not see the maneuver that the vehicle made and hit the rear of the vehicle.”