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Cycling: Fields to be released from hospital after BMX crash

Cycling: Fields to be released from hospital after BMX crash

Connor Fields of the United States receives medical attention during the Tokyo Olympics BMX men's semi-finals at the Ariake Urban Sports Park on Jul 30, 2021. (File photo: Reuters/Matthew Childs)

TOKYO : American BMX racer Connor Fields is set to be released from hospital on Thursday (Aug 5), 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 last 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.

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Source: Reuters

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