"Fabio Jakobsen only has one tooth left and his vocal cords are paralyzed"

Patrick Lefevre, direct of the Deceuninck-Quick Step, revealed in 'VTM Nieuws' the serious consequences that Fabio Jakobsen is suffering after his accident.


21 days ago Fabio Jakobsen became the focus of world cycling. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider suffered a terrifying accident caused by Dylan Groenewegen on the Tour of Poland. The 23-year-old Dutch cyclist was in a coma, but managed to leave that state and is already in his country continuing his recovery. The doctors who treated him considered it "a miracle" that he was still alive and he himself admitted that he feared dying in the ICU.

Since he returned to the Netherlands no more was known about his condition, but this Wednesday the director of his team, Patrick Lefevre, spoke with the medium 'VTM Nieuws' and updated the status of his cyclist. "They removed 130 points from his face, he only has one tooth left, his vocal cords are paralyzed and his palate needs to be repaired. That was anything but positive news, it is terrible," he said.

Meanwhile, Lefevre did give better news about Remco Evenepoel, who suffered another hard crash at the Giro de Lombardia. "Fabio is much worse than Remco. His fractures will heal and if he continues the rehabilitation, in six weeks it will be enough. I am afraid that Fabio's will be much longer," concluded Lefevre.

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