Cycling: Van Vleuten released from hospital after crash; Flies home Friday

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Annemiek van Vleuten has been released from the hospital, and will head back to the Netherlands on Friday.

Van Vleuten skidded off a turn and crashed hard¬†during the women’s Olympic road race on Sunday, skidding off the course during the perilous final descent of the race.

The Dutch cyclist posted a photo of her facial injuries on social media Tuesday, having lacerations and a concussion to go with several spine fractures.

From the Associated Press:

Van Vleuten said she is staying in a hotel rather than the Olympic village to better recover, and “the concussion is the reason they want to keep me here” a couple more days.