Taylor Phinney Recovering From Crash
Team BMC Racing's Taylor Phinney suffered a mild concussion yesterday when he crashed on a training ride near his home in Lucca, Italy.
Team BMC Racing's Taylor Phinney suffered a mild concussion yesterday when he crashed on a training ride near his home in Lucca, Italy. But BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa says the U.S. national time trial champion is doing fine and will be closely monitored over the next 48 hours.
When asked to describe the accident Phinney said he collided on a training ride with fellow American Andrew Talansky (Team Garmin-Cervelo) when the two crossed wheels while making a turn.
"We kind of got jumbled. It was a freak accident," Phinney told Roadcycling.com/Roadcycling.mobi and added "The next thing we knew, we found ourselves flipping over our bikes and onto the ground. All I remember was smacking my head pretty hard. I definitely have to thank the people at Bell Helmets because if hadn't been wearing my helmet, I would have suffered a pretty bad injury."
Phinney was able to return to his home on his bike before undergoing a remote medical examination from BMC team doctor Testa.
"We did some simple tests for balance and coordination over Skype, which he passed," Testa said and continued "Now we're just monitoring him closely. If he's feeling OK on Saturday, we'll see if he can spin on the trainer without developing a headache and then we'll go from there. We will need some time to fully evaluate the extent of the crash and then we'll make a decision on how to organize his training and racing."
The whole team here at Roadcycling.com/Roadcycling.com is wishing Taylor Phinney a speedy recovery.