Four days after an accident that almost turned tragic, when he hit the back of a bus that had just stopped suddenly during training in Colombia on Monday, Egan Bernal spoke on Instagram on Friday .
In the photo, the Ineos runner is lying on his hospital bed at the La Sabana University Clinic.
His neck is blocked by a neck brace "after having had a 95% chance of remaining paraplegic and almost losing my life doing what I love the most", writes the 25-year-old Colombian, winner of the Tour de France 2019 and the Giro 2021.
"Today I want to thank God, the clinic of La Sabana, all its specialists who have achieved the impossible, and my family", continues Bernal, already operated on for several fractures after several vertebrae were affected, as well as the femur. right and patella.
“I remain in intensive care awaiting further operations but I trust in God that everything will go well.
His season is already very compromised.
Egan Bernal: Multiple fractures and two operations for the leader of Ineos after his fall in Colombia
Colombia: Victim of an accident in training, Egan Bernal will be operated
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A fault ?