Gee Atherton's Qualifying Crash, Lourdes World Cup 24

Gee Atherton, pushing it 100-percent on every inch of the track. This time it got away from him during qualifying at Lourdes. Brutal.

Credit: Fraser Britton

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"Punch the wall... and feel the world's fist"
- Henry Rollins

Bummer he is injured, I read it was a wrist, anyone know?

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Yeah Gee! Get a neck brace so you can break your collarbone in a crash that wouldn't have done squat to your neck!

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@willsoffe please explain yourself. Most contact sports have explicit rules disallowing continued participation after a concussion. For the reason that @rwondelly posted.

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@willsoffe So if 24 hours after a concussion, you still have a headache, nausea, vomitting, dizziness, and repetitive questioning, you are concussion free solely because it has been 24 hours?

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http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/traumatic-brain-injury-types/second-impact-syndrome/index.html

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Damn! That looked rough Hope he is alright and able to race again tomorrow. Gotta agree on the neck brace, I'm amazed more WC riders aren't suing them

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aye. cameras are always on him anyway and he's always pushing it. crazy what the racers have to do to win. hope he was ok. i know he ran the next day but it certainly does look like he was concussed. gives me the shivers to think about riding immediately afterward.

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