The Dutch champion had been plunged into a coma at the end of December, after a violent fall in training.
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Reassuring news. Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters has regained consciousness four months after suffering a fall in training in Calpe, near Alicante in Spain, said his team Team SD Worx on Thursday. “Amy Pieters’ condition has evolved. She is now conscious. This means she can communicate slightly, non-verbally. Amy recognizes people, understands what is being said and is able to perform more and more of tasks”the team said in a press release.
The 30-year-old cyclist, a specialist in the track in particular, victorious 17 times at the professional level, had lost consciousness in December and suffered serious brain damage.
UPDATE Amy Pieters Status:
There is consciousness now. This means that she can communicate slightly non-verbally. Amy recognizes people, understands what is being said and is able to carry out more and more assignments.
— Team SD Worx (@teamsdworx) April 28, 2022
“Doctors cannot yet say what residual sequelae and remaining abilities Amy Pieters will have as a result of the brain damage”, the team continued in the statement. After a first operation in Alicante hospital, she remained in a coma for a long time before being transported on January 6 to a hospital in the Netherlands. Since mid-February, she has been following a neurological rehabilitation program in a specialized institution.