Küng Fractures Iliac Bone in Swiss Time Trial Championship Crash23. June 2016, Martigny (SUI) — Road Team
Stefan Küng suffered a fractured left iliac bone and left collarbone in a nasty crash sustained at the Swiss National Time Trial Championships on Wednesday evening.
Küng crashed in the first ten kilometers of the 41 kilometer race and was immediately transferred to hospital for observation and X-Rays.
BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa provided the following update.
“Stefan has fractured his left collarbone and left iliac bone. Tomorrow he will be transferred to the Swiss Olympic Team specialist in St. Gallen where a decision will be made as to whether surgery is necessary. For both fractures to properly heal, Stefan will likely need to take 4-6 weeks off the bike. We will know more about the necessary recovery period in the coming days,” Dr. Testa said.
Küng’s injuries will rule him out of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where he was set to compete on the track.
“I know that I’m in the best possible hands here. I’ve come back from injury before and I’ll come back again,” Küng confirmed.