Burnham-On-Sea's Olympic hopeful breaks his collarbone
BMX rider Liam Phillips' Olympic hopes hang in the balance after
he broke his collarbone at the BMX World Championships in Birmingham
on Saturday (May 26th).
was rushed to hospital after tumbling over his handlebars and
the extent of his injuries later became clear.
posted on Twitter: "Crashed pretty hard in Moto 1 and have
broken my collarbone."
collarbones can take up to 12 weeks to heal, while the Olympic
BMX event starts on 8th August.
Cycling BMX coach Grant White later confirmed Phillips suffered
a broken collarbone.
He said: "It was a massive impact. He was in a lot of pain
and there was quite a bit of swelling. We've just got to keep
our fingers crossed at the moment."
accident came after a positive start at the BMX Championships
for Liam, who claimed a silver medal in the time-trial in Friday's
opening day of elite competition.
Top, Liam Phillips at Burnham-On-Sea's BMX track and, above, taking
part in the 2008 Olympics