Britain coach recovering after bike crash

Updated: November 9, 2012, 2:41 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Britain's cycling coach is expected to make a full recovery after a bike crash landed him in the hospital in Manchester.

British Cycling says Shane Sutton is making "steady progress" from his accident on Thursday and will have surgery on a broken cheekbone. He sustained bruising and bleeding from the brain when he was admitted to hospital after the crash.

British Cycling says Friday in a statement that Sutton is "expected to make a complete recovery and will be back in work shortly."

Sutton's accident happened a day after Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins was hit by a car while riding his bike in Lancashire, Northern England. Wiggins was discharged from the hospital on Thursday.

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