Mark Cavendish suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a crash at the Six Days of Ghent on Sunday.

Cav was competing in the Madison when Olympic and world champion Lasse Norman Hansen crashed in front of him, causing the Manxman to crash. After initial treatment, Cav was able to walk but was then taken to hospital on a stretcher.

In a statement, Cav’s team Deceuninck – Quick-Step said: ‘Examinations showed that Mark has suffered two broken ribs on this left side and has a small pneumothorax [collapsed lung], both of which have been treated with medication. He has been kept in the hospital for observation. It is expected that Mark will be discharged either later today or tomorrow morning, and will then undergo a period of recuperation.’

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