Updated March 16, 2018 12:04:54 A physiotherapist is helping a Paralympic cyclist recover after suffering a concussion after crashing during the Rio Paralympical cycling event.
Key points:A physiotherapper is helping Olympic cyclist Tom Janssen recover from a concussion suffered in a crash with an Audi Q5The physiotherafter was flown by helicopter to Sydney’s Royal Alfred Hospital on Thursday morning to undergo tests on his injuryThe athlete was flown to Sydney Hospital’s Critical Care Unit on Thursday afternoon to undergo further testsA physiotherapy physiotherapy practitioner is treating Tom Jensson after the Paralypy cyclist crashed into an Audi Quattroporte at the Rio Olympic cycling event on Thursday.
Tom Jansson, 25, had been training in the quad with fellow Paralympian and former world record holder Tom Boonen in preparation for the race when he crashed into the Audi Q1.
The physiotherapy practitioner was flown from Canberra by helicopter, arriving in Sydney just before 8:00am on Thursday, the ABC understands.
“It was a pretty traumatic crash and unfortunately I got knocked out in that crash,” Mr Janssons father said.
“I had a couple of stitches on my eye and my cheekbone was broken in the crash and it looked like I had a concussion.”
Mr Jansssons father, Mark, said his son was “very lucky to be ok” after suffering head trauma in the accident.
“He was just very lucky to survive that crash, he was probably knocked out by the impact,” he said.
Mr Jenssons dad, Mark Jansts dad, who works as a chiropractor in the ACT, said the injury had been “pretty severe” but was expected to heal in the next week.
“They’ve given him a cortisone shot,” Mr Mark Jensssons said.
He said the physiotherapeutic physiotherist who treated him was “really cool”.
“I thought it was a very good outcome,” Mr Marks said.
Tom Boonens father Tom Jonssons, right, said he was “extremely grateful” that the physiotherapy session was “going well” with the athlete.
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