“The muscle tissue has also been hurt,” NL’s Performance Training Manager Mathieu Heijboer said on Sporza. “I think he hit the barrier at the hip and suffered a deep laceration. I jumped out of the car to see him. It was terrible to look at, even he did not dare.”
Van Aert does not have a bone fracture, but the injury is bad. His operation lasted an hour. The duration of his incapacity must still be evaluated and he will probably remain in hospital for a few days.