Fabio Jakobsen, here on July 5, 2020, suffered a skull and brain injury during the terrible fall at the finish of the first stage of the Tour of Poland. - / SIPA
Fabio Jakobsen is still in serious condition but has stabilized. The Dutch sprinter, who suffered a heavy fall at the finish line in Katowice during the Tour of Poland, underwent five-hour head surgery overnight, doctors at the hospital reported Thursday morning where is cared for the runner. Jakobsen, who is 23, is still in an induced coma.
“A CT scan was done and the brain does not appear to have been damaged,” Pawel Gruenpeter, deputy director of Sosnowiec hospital, told Polish media. "Today we will try to get him out of a coma." “The main injuries are on the face. Fortunately, the eyes were not affected. His condition is serious but stable, ”said the deputy director of the hospital.
Packed by Groenewegen
Jakobsen crashed heavily shortly before the finish line of the first leg of the Tour of Poland on Wednesday. The Dutchman was crushed by his compatriot Dylan Groenewegen in a sprint at full speed, on a downward false flat, and was thrown over the barriers. While doctors feared for her life, they finally managed to stabilize her condition late Wednesday evening.
Tour of Poland: Fabio Jakobsen's state of health has stabilized