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Bruno Hortelano, hospitalised after car crash near Madrid

The Spanish sprinter was involved in a car accident at the 27km point near Las Rozas on the outskirts of the Spanish capital
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Bruno Hortelano, hospitalised after car crash near Madrid
Marcelo Sayão EFE

Spanish athlete Bruno Hortelano has been admitted to Madrid's 12 de Octubre hospital after a car accident near Madrid in the early hours of the morning.

The 24 year old sprinter was the co-passenger in the car travelling on the A6 La Coruña motorway at 6:59 (CET) and has undergone surgery on a damaged right hand with breakage to a series of bones. The ambulance crew who attended the accident confirmed that a "24 year old male with catastrophic hand injuries with a risk of amputation" was rescued from a car at 06:59 on the A6 and immediately taken to the 12 de Octubre hospital in the south of Madrid.

Later in the morning the hospital confirmed that the athlete also received a slight blow to the head from the impact. 

Agent concerned about state of hand

Hortelano's agent Alberto Armas confirmed the news and stated that the major worry is the damage suffered to Hortelano's hand.