Matt Walls injuries after crash, photos

Matt Walls injuries after crash, photos

Cyclist Matt Walls escaped serious injury after crashing into the crowd at the London velodrome.

Walls, 24, flew over the barriers and into spectators in the front row – leaving one fan bleeding, The Sun reports.

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The scene, which involved multiple riders, occurred during the final lap of the Commonwealth Games’s 15km scratch qualifying raceing and medical teams immediately rushed to the scene.

Walls ended up bloody and required stitches on his head after being rushed to hospital.

But the Olympic omnium champion was in good spirits and managed a big smile while he was in the treatment room.

Walls goes into the crowd: John Walton/PA WireSource: Supplied
Matt Walls shows off scars from crashSource: Supplied

“Thank you everyone for the messages and support!” Walls tweeted.

“I’ve somehow come away with no serious injures just a few stitches and pretty banged up.

“I really hope everyone else involved is ok including the spectators that may have been injured.’

Two other riders – Canadian Derek Gee and Matt Bostock of the Isle of Man – were also taken to hospital while two spectators were treated on scene.

Neither of Walsh’s parents were in attendance for the race, with his father Larry revealing his wife Lorraine ran to the velodrome after the accident.

Matt treated by medical staff. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)Source: AFP

“I was watching the Games live on TV and Lorraine ran from hotel to velodrome after hearing about the crash,” he said.

“It was a horrible time but after 45 minutes, we heard Matt was conscious and Lorraine arrived at the velodrome and we could all relax.

“Lorraine and Matt’s girlfriend Fleur visited him in hospital and he was in good form and got checked out in the evening back to the hotel.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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