GAND – The world of Italian cycling and sport huddles around Lorenzo Gobbo, who was seriously injured during a race valid for the U23 European Cycling Championships in Ghent in Belgium. To be precise, the incident occurred in the Eddy Merckx Cycling Center in Ghent during the junior track competition.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes in its online edition, Lorenzo Gobbo fell along with other cyclists during the scratch test. The blue cyclist was literally pierced by a large wooden batten (more than half a meter long) that came off the track at the moment of impact.
Lorenzo Gobbo was very unlucky because the wooden stick literally pierced the left side of the bust, from his back to the abdomen. Immediately rescued, the athlete registered for the GB Junior Team was immediately transported to the hospital, Jan Palfijn from Ghent, where he underwent a long and delicate surgical operation to remove the piece of wood stuck and which also perforated his lung .
As the Gazzetta dello Sport continues in his article, Lorenzo Gobbo remained conscious and fortunately the sanitary ware managed to contain the bleeding. Hunchback had a perforated lung and a bad thigh wound that was cleaned and obviously sutured. Gobbo, to whom we send wishes for a speedy recovery, will have to remain in the hospital for at least fifteen days.
The message of his team for Lorenzo Gobbo.
The message posted by the "GB JUNIOR TEAM", Gobbo's team, on its official Facebook page: "After the serious accident that happened today on the track in Ghent during the European championships that involved our rider Lorenzo Gobbo, news arrives in these hours from 'Hospital.
Lorenzo underwent a long and delicate surgical operation to remove the wooden sticks that literally pierced him.
The operation was successful, although the post-operative course will be long and will force him to remain in hospital for several days.
The management, staff and all the athletes of the GB Junior Team wish Lorenzo to return as soon as possible in a group !!! Force Lorenzo ".
Lorenzo Gobbo's photo can be seen at the following link (https://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/13-07-2019/europei-under-23-che-paura-gobbo-polmone-perforato-340827957832.shtml) , just paste it on your browser (source La Gazzetta dello Sport).
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