Koen de Kort has fingers amputated after accident

Trek-Segafredo rider and regular resident in Australia, Koen de Kort, has been involved in an off-road vehicle accident that has resulted in the amputation of three of his fingers.

Koen de Kort, Trek-Segafredo

Koen de Kort at the Giro d'Italia Source: Getty

Trek-Segafredo confirmed the news via a statement that confirmed the unfortunate news. De Kort suffered an accident while driving a vehicle off-road that resulted in the amputation of the third, fourth, and fifth fingers of his right hand.

The Dutch rider lives in Andorra during the racing season was involved in an accident in the Pyrenees area and suffered serious damage to his right hand. He was airlifted out in an emergency transfer by helicopter to Hospital Parc Tauli in Sabadell, near Barcelona.

Surgery began immediately, but despite the doctors’ effort in a procedure that lasted over three hours, it was necessary to amputate three fingers.

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“Unfortunately, Koen has lost the third, fourth, and fifth finger of his right hand. The amputation has been total removal,” explained Trek-Segafredo physician Dr. Manuel Rodrìguez Alonso, who has been in close contact with the medical staff at the Catalan hospital.

“Dr. Jorge Serrano, who operated on him and to whom we must thank for his work, told me that from the first findings the functionality of the hand will be maintained thanks to the thumb and index finger. The latter also suffered considerable damage but, thanks to the efforts of the doctors, was saved from amputation.



“Because of considerable dirt around the wounds, the risk of infection has not been ruled out, but the most appropriate antibiotic therapy is being administered. Obviously, Koen will remain in the hospital for the next few days.”

Dr. Rodríguez Alonso was able to speak with the Trek-Segafredo rider before and after the surgery, and reports that Koen is in good condition physically and mentally.


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Published 25 June 2021 at 9:43am
By SBS Cycling Central
Source: SBS