Thursday 14 December 2017

Video: Ireland track cyclist Caroline Ryan breaks collarbone in crashing fall

Caroline Ryan of Ireland lies on the track after crashing in the women's points race. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
Caroline Ryan of Ireland lies on the track after crashing in the women's points race. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Ireland's Caroline Ryan was taken to hospital for assessments on a suspected shoulder injury after a crash in the points race on the penultimate day of the Track Cycling World Championships in London.

Ryan required medical attention after a crash in the latter stages of the points race won by Katarzyna Pawlowska of Poland. Emily Nelson of Britain was fifth.

Ryan, who won a bronze medal in the event in Melbourne four years ago, was taken away on a stretcher wearing a neck brace after landing heavily on the steep banking following a collision with Hong Kong's Yao Pang.

The Irish team said she did not lose consciousness and later revealed more details of Ryan's injuries would be announced when known.

She took to Twitter to confirm that she had broken her collarbone and had received stitches.

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