British cycling coach out of hospital after cycling accident

Coach of the British Cycling Team, Shane Sutton has been released from hospital following a cycling accident this week. 

Doctors say he should be back at the track in a matter of days.

The 55-year-old Australian was hit whilst out on his bike in Levenshulme just 24 hours after his colleague Bradley Wiggins suffered injuries in a similar incident near his home in Wigan. 

Wiggins was only kept in hospital overnight, however Sutton was kept in slightly longer as they waiting results of a number of scans. 

Coach of the British Cycling Team, Shane Sutton has been released from hospital following a cycling accident this week. 

Doctors say he should be back at the track in a matter of days.

The 55-year-old Australian was hit whilst out on his bike in Levenshulme just 24 hours after his colleague Bradley Wiggins suffered injuries in a similar incident near his home in Wigan. 

Wiggins was only kept in hospital overnight, however Sutton was kept in slightly longer as they waiting results of a number of scans. 

A spokesperson for the coach said, “Shane is doing well. He was released from hospital on Saturday and is resting and recuperating at home. He is hoping to be in Glasgow for the World Cup on Saturday.”

Sutton suffered bleeding in the brain after he was hit by a car near the junction of Clare Road and Stockport Road on Thursday. 

It is thought that he was making his way home from a pre-work ride at the time of the incident. 

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but is thought to have landed on his head very heavily. 

Police said they have spoken to the driver of the vehicle and are currently continuing their investigations. 

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