Former Tour de France winner Egan Bernal has left hospital just two weeks after his serious fall and multiple surgeries. This was announced by the clinic in Bogota and published photos of Bernal with the facility’s staff.
“The patient is ready to begin rehabilitation. There are no complications, his injuries are stable and recovering,” the statement said. Bernal will also take the next steps in a Colombian clinic.
The 25-year-old drove his time trial bike into a stationary bus while training in his home country. Bernal suffered almost 20 broken bones, including eleven ribs, two vertebrae, a femur and a kneecap. In addition, both lungs were perforated. Bernal himself had put his chances of not being paraplegic at only five percent.