Girmay leaves the Giro: he was hit in the eye by the cap of the sparkling wine on the podium

Biniam Girmay let the Giro d’Italia 2022. After making history in Jesi becoming the first black african runner to win a stage of the Giro, the Eritrean of the Intermarché-Wanty Gobert did not leave today due to the accident that took place yesterday on the podium with the bottle of prosecco.

The cork in the eye

The 22-year-old born in Asmare was hit in the eye by the bottle cap, which suddenly exploded as he started shaking it. Assisted by the race medical staff, he went to the hospital where he stayed for a few hours, leaving with a noticeable bandage. Girmay had trauma to the anterior chamber of his left eye. Immediately the team doctor had feared the possibility that Girmay would not be able to leave. And so she went.

The doctor: “Here’s what happened”

“Following an accident on the podium, medical examinations revealed a hemorrhage in the anterior chamber of Biniam Girmay’s left eye – explained team doctor Piet Daneels -. His injury is evolving in the right direction and will be followed up. by a medical team in the next few days. In order to minimize the risk of expansion of hemorrhage and intraocular pressure, it is highly recommended to avoid physical activity. Our priority is a complete recovery of the boy. “

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