Canadian cyclist out after crashing into track official
By Sam Holden
GLASGOW (Reuters) – - Canada's Nic Hamilton is out of the track cycling at the Commonwealth Games after crashing into a woman official during a training session on Wednesday.
Hamilton suffered concussion in the accident at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, while the unnamed official had a suspected broken collarbone as well as concussion.
"Neither party was behaving in a manner that breached any training or officiating protocol," said a statement from the Canada Commonwealth Games Association.
"As per concussion treatment protocol, he will not be able to compete for at least seven days, which forces his withdrawal from the track events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."
Hamilton will miss the 4,000m team pursuit and the 40km points race but he is also entered in the road race on the final day of Glasgow 2014, on August 3.
The track cycling starts on Thursday, the first day of competition in the games.
Medical staff will monitor Hamilton's condition daily and a decision on whether he can compete in the road cycling will be made at a later date.
(Reporting by Sam Holden, editing by Tony Goodson)
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