Cyclist Jakobsen cleared to return to Netherlands after Tour of Poland horror crash
Fabio Jakobsen, who was placed in a medically-induced coma last week after a crash at the Tour of Poland, has been cleared to return to the Netherlands.
The 23-year-old Dutchman was left fighting for his life and underwent a five-hour operation at Sosnowiec hospital on injuries to his head and face.
He awoke from the coma on 6 August and doctors initially estimated he could leave the clinic in around two weeks.
However, Jakobsen's team, Deceuninck-Quick Step, said on Tuesday his condition had improved further and that he would be moved to a hospital in his homeland.
"Fabio Jakobsen's condition is evolving favourably, to the extent that he will be transferred Wednesday to the hospital in Leiden where further follow-up treatment of his injuries will take place," said a team statement.
Jakobsen was thrown into and over a barrier at 80kmh as he raced with compatriot Dylan Groenewegen in a sprint finish to the line at the end of the 198-kilometre opening stage of the Tour of Poland in Katowice.
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