GB Sprinters injured in road crash

British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine are “conscious and stable” following a motorbike crash in Tenerife. 

Early reports suggest that European relay champion Ellington has suffered career-threatening injuries.

British Athletics has confirmed that both athletes sustained injuries following a road accident while on warm weather training camp in Tenerife.

Both athletes are said to be “conscious and stable”.

According to the Guardian, Ellington has broken bones in his tibia and fibula and also has a suspected fractured pelvis, while Levine was also taken to hospital although his injuries are not believed to be as serious.

A statement from British Athletics read: “Regretfully we can confirm that James Ellington and Nigel Levine have sustained injuries following a road accident in Tenerife on Tuesday evening.

“Both athletes are receiving medical treatment and are conscious and stable. British Athletics medical staff are with the athletes and liaising with hospital staff over their treatment.

“We are in communication with their family members in the UK and will be keeping them informed of the situation.

“We will not be releasing further information on their injuries at the present time.”

Ellington, 31, is a 100m and 200m specialist and a two-time Olympian who was part of the gold medal-winning 4x100m relay teams at the 2014 and 2016 European Championships.

Levine, 27, is a 400m runner who has won European outdoor relay gold in 2014 and an indoor relay gold in 2013.

 

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