Following on from last weekend’s crash at Milan-San Remo, Mark Cavendish has provided a positive update on his condition.
After further medical examination this week it’s been confirmed that as expected Cavendish has avoided any serious, long term injury and is now working hard to recover from the broken rib and damaged ankle he suffered as a result of the crash last Saturday.
Cavendish has however been forced into making immediate adjustments to his race schedule as he recovers from his injuries which include the disappointment of having to pull out of this year’s Commonwealth Games.
Although there has been no specific time frame pencilled in for a return Cavendish has confirmed he hopes to be back racing within a matter of weeks, rather than months, but will take all the time necessary to allow him to recover to full fitness.
Cavendish said, “Although it’s ultimately positive news that there’s been no serious damage sustained following the crash I am hugely disappointed to have to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games.
I am immensely proud to represent the Isle of Man and was looking forward to a successful Games with the team. However, unfortunately it’s just come a little too soon in my recovery.
I would like to thank Andrew Roche and the whole team for their amazing support and wish them all the very best, and I’ll be proudly supporting them from home.
I’ll now be working tirelessly on my recovery and will be liaising closely with my team at Dimension Data before announcing a return to racing.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the huge amount of support and well wishes I’ve received following the crash last weekend. I will be doing everything I can to get back as quickly as possible”.