“I am very lucky”
The Swiss teenager, who had suffered a ruptured spleen injury in a bicycle crash and who underwent emergency surgery yesterday when the injury was finally detected, is recovering well from his operation.
The 18-year-old was released from emergency
care and moved to a normal hospital bed Saturday. He may be able to fly home to Zurich as soon as Monday.
"Considering all the circumstances, I am very lucky that things turned out the way they did. A guardian angel was watching over me", said Krummenacher, who is keen to get back on his bike as soon as possible.
"The spleen is like a reserve tank of blood, and contributes to blood cell rejuvenation, but it is not a vital organ", explained Dr. Claudio Costa who had urged for Krummenacher to be hospitalised on Friday morning. "There are numerous Grand Prix racers like Kenny Roberts senior, Carlos Checa and Roberto Locatelli, who continued very successful careers without their spleen.
Randy Krummenacher will also be fully fit and fully competitive again!"
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