Niki Terpstra: I'll be back

Niki Terpstra (Direct Energie) was third at Le Samyn

Niki Terpstra left the hospital on Monday after suffering a severe concussion during a crash at the Tour of Flanders . The Dutch rider posted a photo of the Terminator, saying ‘I’ll be back’, but his Direct Energie team quickly confirmed he would not ride Paris-Roubaix and likely needs significant time to recover from the concussion's effects. "I’m suffering from a heavy concussion after yesterday’s crash," Terpstra tweeted late on Monday. "I’ve spent the night in the hospital under 24h observation and now I’m back home. The best place for me to recover and have complete (bed) rest for the upcoming period. #offline." Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that Terpstra's wife, Ramona, who had seen the crash on live television, took him home to the Netherlands. "I panicked terribly, tears ran down my cheeks and I was shaking in my legs," she is reported as saying. "Those minutes that Niki ...

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