July 15, 2007
O'Grady update: 5 broken ribs, three cracked vertebrae, fractured shoulder
CSC's Stuart O'Grady was stretchered out of the Tour, and it appears he pretty much damaged everything between neck and navel: he's got 5 broken ribs, a fractured shoulder, a punctured lung, a broken collarbone, and 3 cracked vertebrae.
And he was still smiling as they loaded him into the ambulance.
Good on ya, Stuey.
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Tracked on Jul 15, 2007 11:07:32 PM
That's not a smile, that's a grimace of pain.
Posted by: David Schloss at Jul 15, 2007 10:06:42 PM
Could be, but compare with Graham Watson's on-the-spot photo before O'Grady was stabilized. THAT's a grimace of pain.
Later: I just saw the VS coverage again, and I think you're right. O'Grady looked quiet as they prepped him, but there was a quick grimace as they popped him up and into the ambulance. This looks about the same.
Posted by: Frank at Jul 15, 2007 10:33:11 PM
Yeah, also the later vs. coverage (the same enhanced I think you're talking about) had audio, and he's clearly making some very unpleasant noises while he's being loaded, a sort of hyperventilating moan, which looks to be the same shot that you're talking about.
I had the benefit of watching the extended coverage at the exact moment I was reading your post.
Posted by: David Schloss at Jul 16, 2007 9:20:39 AM
Did they show the crash and what happened?
Posted by: DL Byron at Jul 16, 2007 10:26:32 AM
No footage of crash has been shown as yet, and I for one am glad this is the case.
Stuey is my favourite rider, he was riding a quite sensational tour for his team in a support role. To have he & Mick Rogers leave the tour on the same day leaves it a bit lighter on for good hearted characters.
No good for nobody.
Posted by: via collins at Jul 16, 2007 9:27:48 PM
Does anyone have an update on Stuey's condition please?
I've been searching the Net to no avail.
I just hope that he will be out of hospital for his birthday on the 6th August.
Posted by: Ron W at Jul 30, 2007 7:32:44 PM