Spanish sprinter Hortelano undergoes more hand surgery - Metro US

Spanish sprinter Hortelano undergoes more hand surgery

Athletics - European championships - Men's 200m medal ceremony - Amsterdam - 8/7/16 Spain's Bruno Hortelano reacts on the podium REUTERS/Michael Kooren

(Reuters) – Spanish sprinter Bruno Hortelano is to have another operation on his right hand on Thursday in Barcelona, 10 days after undergoing reconstructive surgery on a serious injury suffered in a car crash in Madrid, a hospital statement said.

Hortelano, who won gold in the 200 meters at the European Championships in Amsterdam in July, has been at Barcelona’s USP Institut University Dexeus hospital since Tuesday.

Hortelano, 24, who went to the Rio Olympics but failed to qualify for the 200 meters final, was in the passenger’s seat at the time of the accident on Sept. 5.

He holds the Spanish record for 100 and 200 meters.

(Reporting by Adriana Garcia; editing by Clare Lovell)

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