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Former winner of Gent-Wevelgem successful surgery on a brain: “Comeback? Now you may think two times after”

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Bernhard Avoid is successfully operated after a bloedophoping in the brain. Reports that Team Dimension Data on its website. The bruise was the result of a fall in the Tirreno-Adriatico in early march.

According to his team was 37-year-old Austrian is a chronic subduraal hematoma, a bloedophoping around the brain. In such a case, the bleeding will only occur a few weeks after a fall and caused the clotted blood pressure on the brain. After his fall in the Tirreno-Adriatico and had to Avoid a scan undergo, but there was then nothing to note.

Avoid the thought of the past week suffering from allergies and had difficulty to train. He had severe headache, and underwent, therefore, a MRI-scan. That brought a hematoma at the light, then Avoid the surgery had to be. That operation went on Monday without any problems.

Avoid the do not know when he re-cycling. “First I want to once again healthy, and adequate rest,” says the winner of Gent-Wevelgem 2010 on the website of his team. “If the doctors say it is okay, I will start again to train. I still love cycling, but if you are going to have surgery on your brain, you think two times after. Currently, I follow the advice of the ploegartsen. I feel good and look forward to to leave the hospital and to spend some time with my family.”

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