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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. 

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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