MARK Cavendish has suffered a suspected fractured shoulder after he was wiped out in a horror crash in the final sprint at Tour de France stage four.
The Staff Dimension Knowledge bike owner is awaiting the outcomes of an X-ray scan on his shoulder.
The 31-yr-previous was shoulder barged by world champion Peter Sagan towards the promoting hoardings as he smacked towards the tarmac in Vittel – and fears his Tour could possibly be over.
Sagan has since been disqualified for inflicting Cavendish to crash.
Cavendish stated: "I'll undoubtedly want stitches in this finger. Don't know if I've snapped ligament in my shoulder. I'm not optimistic.
"I get on with Peter properly however I'm not a fan of him placing his elbow throughout. I'd identical to to know concerning the elbow."
Sagan appeared to shoulder barge the Manx Missile as he opened up for his huge final sprint.
He was squeezed into a decent avenue close to the promoting hoarding, earlier than Sagan appeared to barge into him.
Cavendish slid towards the obstacles, earlier than smacking the street floor.
Two following riders together with German sprinter John Degenkolb then ran over his prostrate physique.
He did decide himself up and cross the line on his bike after being bandaged up by medical employees, however early reviews recommend he has a fractured shoulder, which means his Tour is over.
Frenchman Arnaud Demare gained the stage, with Slovakian Sagan second, after a frantic previous couple of kilometres.
And contained in the final yards Geraint Thomas was additionally concerned in a crash, in a separate incident from Cavendish.
Cavendish later revealed insult had been added to damage as he was chosen for a random medicine testing.
He stated: "As if going to the radiologist for my shoulder isn't sufficient, I've obtained to go and pee in a pot first."
Group Dimension Knowledge tweeted: "Mark Cavendish harm his shoulder and hand. On his approach to hospital for additional examinations. Extra info when obtainable."
However the Welshman picked himself up and crossed the line in the Yellow Jersey, which means he’ll maintain on to the Tour de France lead.
Sagan then waited for Cavendish shut to his Dimension Knowledge staff bus, to apologise for the incident.