Thursday, January 20, 2022

Olympics-Cycling-Fields to be released from hospital after BMX crash

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TOKYO (Reuters) – American BMX racer Connor Fields is set to be released from hospital on Thursday, less than a week after a horror crash in the Olympic semi-finals left him with a brain bleed.

Jonathan Finnoff, chief medical officer for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, said in a statement that Fields would be able to return to his home in Henderson, Nevada, and start his rehabilitation.

Shortly after the medical update, Fields posted on Twitter “I’m back. Ish. Still can only stand for 5-10 min at a time but we’re working!”

Fields, the Rio 2016 champion, went down hard in a first-corner crash during Friday’s semi-final runs and was treated by the side of the circuit before being taken to Tokyo’s St. Luke’s International Hospital.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon)


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