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Dimension Data’s rider Eisel undergoes urgent brain surgery after Tirreno-Adricatico crash

Bernhard Eisel


Former Team Sky rider, Bernhard Eisel has undergone an urgent brain surgery aiming to relieve bleeding in his brain.


According to his current squad, Team Dimension Data, Bernhard Eisel’s injury was a direct consequence of his horrifying crash at fifth stage of this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico which took place last month.

Initially, the first obvious injury Bernhard Eisel, 37, suffered from, was a fractured wrist.


MRI revealed the real damage


However, it was a routine MRI Australian rider did a couple of days ago, after experiencing symptoms of pain, which revealed the bleeding between his brain and skull.


Yesterday, it was Team Dimension Data who first made public the “successful” result of the surgery which was performed at a clinic in Klagenfurt, Austria.



According to his squad, Eisel will most probably be able to get back to a turbo trainer in a couple of weeks and will hit the road in less than a month.


However, Eisel admits that this traumatic injury made him consider his future.


“I still enjoy riding my bike but this was a massive thing that happened to my body,” he said.


“If you have an operation on your brain it certainly makes you think twice about things. But at the moment I will just follow the recommendations of our team doctors.”


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