Swift recovering after Tenerife crash

21 Feb 2019

Swift recovering after Tenerife crash

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Ben Swift is making progress after suffering a crash during a training ride in Tenerife on Wednesday.

Swift was out training with teammate Geraint Thomas on Wednesday morning when he clipped a rock whilst descending, causing him to crash heavily.

The 31 year old sustained multiple contusions following the crash and while scans have shown no evidence of any fractures, there is evidence of multiple areas of bruising on the scan.

There has been an injury to the spleen that caused bleeding, but this bleeding has now stopped. A procedure was performed on Wednesday afternoon to reduce the risks of this bleeding starting again. Swift will remain in close observation for the next few days.
Inigo Sarriegu

Inigo Sarriegu

We will continue to monitor him over the coming days, but 24 hours on from the crash he is already feeling better."
Team Sky Doctor Inigo Sarriegui, told TeamSky.com: “Swifty suffered quite a heavy crash whilst out training.

“Thankfully though, he didn’t lose consciousness and was aware of the incident afterwards.

“We will continue to monitor him over the coming days, but 24 hours on from the crash he is already feeling better."

Everyone at Team Sky wishes Swifty all the best for a speedy recovery!

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