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Mark Cavendish suffers from “mild pneumothorax”

(Brussels) British cyclist Mark Cavendish broke two ribs and suffered a “mild pneumothorax” in an accident during a track event in Belgium.

His Deceuninck-Quick-Step team revealed in a statement that Cavendish spent Sunday night at Ghent University Hospital after the incident at the Six Days in Ghent.

“The tests showed that Mark suffered from two fractured ribs on his left side and has a small pneumothorax (fallen lung); both of which were treated with medication; and kept in hospital for observation; the team said. Mark is expected to be discharged later today or tomorrow morning and then recover. ”

The 36-year-old Cavendish has enjoyed ajournaltimeeback this season; tying Eddy Merckx’s all-time record of 34 stage wins at the Tour de France in July.

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