Alex Yee: GB triathlete breaks ribs, vertebrae & suffers collapsed lung in crash

Alex Yee
Yee is the ITU World Junior Duathlon Champion

British triathlete Alex Yee suffered broken ribs, vertebrae and a collapsed lung in a high-speed bike crash during an ITU Triathlon World Cup event in Cagliari in Italy on Sunday.

The 19-year-old is recovering in an Italian hospital after tangling with another rider and hitting a bollard.

Yee, who is due to sit A-Levels this week, is undergoing concussion checks.

Also a gifted track athlete, last week he set the fastest 5,000m time by a British junior since 1981.

Yee, from Brockley, London, was last year tipped by Mo Farah as a future Olympian.

In a statement, British Triathlon said Yee had briefly lost consciousness after the crash.

"Alex is receiving a very high level of care and it is hoped that he will be able to return home in the next few days," the statement added.

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