The young Hungarian rider Erik Fetter will finally not have to go through surgery for the fractured left collarbone he suffered on Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle near Esztergom. Several specialists studied the case of the Magyar cyclist and at the end of Thursday they finally ruled out an operation that, after the initial forecast of performing it on Thursday, had moved to this Friday morning. .
The promising Magyar was knocked down by a vehicle that made a change of direction without his driver noticing the cyclist’s presence. Fetter, with no room to react, could not avoid the car. As a result of the impact, he ended up with a broken collarbone and a severe contusion on three vertebrae that will force him to remain immobilized for a few days.
Fetter had completed a very outstanding performance in his first competition of this return to top-level competitive activity, the Tour de l’Ain. On the Gallic routes, the Budapest rider showed his quality with a fifth place in the first stage and a formidable performance on the two following days in favour of his compatriot Marton Dina.
“I was riding on a straight. The car was driving in the opposite direction and suddenly began to make the turn to his left to take another road without realizing that I was rolling there. He didn’t see me at all. There was absolutely nothing I could do to avoid the crash,” explained Fetter.
The Budapest rider had within his planning to be part of the team participating in the next Giro d’Italia U23. Given the extent of his injuries, and the particularities of this season’s schedule after the competitive break due to the coronavirus health emergency, it is very likely that Fetter will no longer be able to compete this season.
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