Carlos Sainz broke two vertebrae in retirement

Carlos Sainz broke two vertebrae in retirement

The worst omens for Carlos Sainz were confirmed upon arrival in Madrid from Saudi Arabia, where he exited the Dakar Rally following an accident on stage 9. After the “Matador” underwent several diagnostic tests, “fractured T5 and T6 vertebrae were observed on your back.

The newly released statement reads:

“On my return to Madrid, the pain in my back lasted longer than usual after what happened at the Dakar Rally. At the doctor’s recommendation, I underwent additional tests to accurately assess the extent of the injury.

Unfortunately, the results did not bring good news because I broke the T5 and T6 vertebrae.

On the positive side, both vertebrae are stable and as of today my priority is to get better as soon as possible.

Thank you all for the support and love you have received over the past few days. I’ll keep you informed.”

Carlos Sainz gave a lesson in honor and bravery at the age of 60 after he suffered a 28G spin with his co-driver Lucas Cruz when his Audi RS Q e-tron overran a small dune and landed hard on the nose, causing was stuck in the sand and fell towards the car. he left it on his back.

Sainz, who had been suffering from back pain since the double accident he was involved in chasing teammate Peterhansel a few stages earlier, had doctors persuade him to board the helicopter and undergo the test at a referral hospital in Dakar. And when the pilot landed again to determine the coordinates, he changed his mind and forced the pilot to take him back to Lucas Cruz. Is it thereAfter assistance from the support vehicle, they moved the damaged T1 heroic camping. But when they arrived at the Audi tent, they saw that the structural damage from the dry hit was permanent and they were unable to continue in the competition.


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Carlos Sainz's accident at the start of stage 9 after tipping over at kilometer 5

Source: La Neta Neta

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