• Medics attend to Australian rider Jay McCarthy who crashed during stage 7 of La Vuelta (Velo)Source: Velo
Australian rider Jay McCarthy could be set for a long stint on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in crash on stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana.
SBS Cycling Central
28 Oct 2020 - 2:21 PM 

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The Bora-Hansgrohe rider crashed at high-speed during the 159.7 km stage from Vitoria Gasteiz to Villanueva de Valdegovia.

McCarthy was part of the peloton as they chased a breakaway on a plateau between the stage's two ascents of the Puerto de Orduna when the Aussie rider was shown by cameras in on the ground in a farmers field.

The 28-year-old was quickly attended to by medics and his Bora-Hansgrohe team car before being transported to hospital by an ambulance.

A Bora-Hansgrohe release announced McCarthy had been cleared of any serious neck or spinal injuries.

"He has suffered a severe distortion of the knee, which leads us to assume a complicated ligament injury of the right knee joint. An evaluation of the imaging is still pending at this time," the team said.