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Odendaal and Rivas head home from hospital

Odendaal and Rivas head home from hospital

Steven Odendaal and Dani Rivas, the two riders injured in a collision at the end of the Moto2™ Warm-Up session at Silverstone, have both been discharged from hospital in order to continue their recuperations from home.

The crash occurred as riders were struck when performing practice starts at the top of the Hangar Straight, with South Africa’s Odendaal (Argiñano & Gines Racing) and Spain’s Rivas (Blusens Avintia) being two of four riders involved.

Accompanied by his parents, 25-year-old Rivas left hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a fractured collarbone. He began the return trip home to Spain by car, not able to travel by air because of a temporary lung issue caused by the impact.

Odendaal, 20, underwent surgery on Tuesday afternoon at Barcelona’s Quiron Dexeus University Hospital in order to treat a broken right ankle. He must now rest for a week before undergoing further examination ahead of the next race at Misano.

Since the accident took place, both riders have also been accompanied at all times by respective team managers Ricard Jove (Rivas) and Iker Burutxaga (Odendaal).

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Moto2, 2013, Dani Rivas, Steven Odendaal, Argiñano & Gines Racing, Blusens Avintia

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