Arenas to miss Argentina GP through injury

Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team rider will not compete at Termas de Rio Honda following a training accident

Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team rider Albert Arenas will not compete in this weekend’s Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina due to injuries sustained on Monday in a cycling accident, when he was preparing for the second round of the season at Autódromo de Termas de Rio Hondo. 

Albert Arenas, Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team, VisitQatar Grand Prix

Arenas suffered a trauma to the lower right side of his chest. A clinical examination and CAT scan in hospital confirmed the following injuries:

- Laceration of spleen with active bleeding
- Fracture of the sixth right costal arch
- Various bruises and abrasions

On Monday night Arenas underwent a procedure overseen by Dr Muxart that involved the embolisation of the bleeding vessels in order to avoid the necessitation of a spleen removal. Arenas will be kept in the Intensive Care Unit for between 24 and 48 hours.

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