England’s Walls injured in nasty Commonwealth Games cycling crash

Sports Desk, Jul 31 (EFE).- England’s Matt Walls on Sunday was taken to hospital after being involved in an awful crash at the Lee Valley VeloPark, the venue for the Commonwealth Games indoor cycling competitions.

The 24-year-old was catapulted into the fans while attempting to avoid a crash involving several cyclists. Spectators were also injured, organizers said on Sunday.

The Olympic omnium champion received on-site medical assistance for over 40 minutes at an empty velodrome as organizers asked fans to leave the venue.

“Following a crash in the cycling men’s scratch race, Matt Walls has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks,” England Team wrote on Twitter.

“We send our best wishes to the riders and spectators involved in the incident, and will provide a further update when we can,” it added.

In a later update, it added “Matt is alert and talking — as he has been throughout — and is being given medical attention in hospital.”

The cycling events were postponed for the day.EFE


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