After five surgeries for fractures to his spine, leg and right hand, Egan Bernal , 25, left this Sunday from the clinic to which he was taken two weeks ago due to a training accident that almost cost him his life.
Bernal was “discharged” and is ready “to continue his rehabilitation process on an outpatient basis,” reported the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana in a statement.
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Egan Bernal: the emotional message of his mother when he saw him leave the clinic
In the At a press conference after leaving the medical center, the cyclist thanked the doctors for allowing him “to have a second chance”, and stressed that if it weren’t for them the “story would be different”.
Bernal also said that the accident changed his life in a matter of seconds because “at one point I was preparing for the Tour de France, giving it my all in the time trial, and the next second I was fighting for my life.”<br
Hours later, the cyclist himself informed through his Twitter account that he is already at home with his family and friends.
Accompanying a photo with his loved ones, Bernal pointed out: “! EL AGUANTE!!
Happy to be born again.”
Colombian sports figures, such as the tennis player Juan Sebastián Cabal, expressed their support for Egan Bernal with comments in the pub application.