She was carried off the track on a stretcher wearing a neck brace
An Irish cyclist was taken to hospital this weekend after she spilled off her bike in a collision with other riders at the Track Cycling World Championships in London.
Caroline Ryan was riding in a points race on the penultimate day of the Championships when a crash occurred on the track, which resulted in Ryan being carried away on a stretcher wearing a neck brace.
Despite taking a heavy fall, the Irish team later confirmed that Ryan did not lose consciousness and said that more details about her injury would be revealed when known.
Ryan, who won a bronze medal in the event in Melbourne four years ago, later posted a Tweet confirming that she had broken her collarbone and needed stitches.
Thanks for all good wishes & to JasminGlaesser for sending me her podium 💐. Broken c/bone + stitches but I'll live 😊 pic.twitter.com/UqPqI8rtvl— Caroline Ryan (@ryan_caroline) March 6, 2016