BMX rider says he suffered brain shearing and bleeding after Tokyo 2020 crash

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(CNN)American BMX rider Connor Fields says helium is "progressing nicely" aft helium suffered encephalon shearing and bleeding, intubation, a breached rib and a collapsed lung pursuing his clang astatine the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 28-year-old rider, who won the last BMX racing lawsuit astatine Rio 2016, was 1 of the favorites to clinch golden successful Tokyo.

However, his 3rd Games were chopped abbreviated aft helium appeared to get tangled with different subordinate erstwhile competing successful the 3rd circular of the BMX Racing men's semifinal lawsuit astatine the Ariake Urban Sports Park.

    He was transferred to the ICU of St Luke's International Hospital, but is present rehabilitating successful Salt Lake City.

      "Definitely not the astir perfect mode for this Olympic travel to end, but yet I americium truthful thankful I americium connected way to yet marque a afloat and implicit recovery," said Fields arsenic helium shared an update connected his information from his verified Instagram relationship connected Sunday.

      "I amended a small each time which is each I tin inquire for," helium said successful the post. "I americium truthful thankful for my squad of radical for their endless support."

        Fields confirmed helium volition not beryllium attending the BMX World Championships, but says helium is "looking guardant to watching the races."

        The competition, which volition instrumentality spot successful the Netherlands, is scheduled to commencement connected August 21 and runs done to August 22.

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