Vader ‘having to relearn everything’ after Basque Country crash

There is good news on the injury front as Jumbo-Visma rider Milan Vader has been allowed to go home after three weeks in the hospital. The 26-year-old suffered constriction of his carotid artery, among other injuries, and says he is “having to release everything,” according to a post on his Instagram page.

Vader fell over the guardrail during stage 5 of the Itzulia Basque Country and tumbled down a grassy embankment. Among his injuries was a fractured vertebra, broken collarbone and fractured shoulder blade. However, the carotid artery restriction was the most serious and required immediate surgery to place a stent and ensure blood flow to his brain.

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