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Situation Amy Pieters still unchanged

Cyclist Amy Pieters has been undergoing treatment in a Dutch hospital for several weeks after her fall during training in Spain just before Christmas. The Pieters family has been receiving many questions about the current state of affairs, but for now there is little change to report about the situation, which the family experiences as uncertain. The cyclist is breathing independently, but is currently not conscious.

Professor Wilco Peul, a neurosurgeon and neurotrauma specialist who is treating her, reports that she has made it through a very serious brain injury, during which she underwent the first life-saving surgery, the acute critical phase of artificial coma in the Intensive Care Unit, and has come through it relatively well, according to the circumstances.  In terms of slow recovery, she has now been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to an inpatient unit one month after the accident.  This is a long period of uncertainty for any patient with very severe brain injury, during which recovery surgeries can cause changes in consciousness.

Currently, some improvement can be seen in her consciousness. However, Amy Pieters is not awake. The sequel is still unpredictable. It is expected that after her hospitalization, if her condition in terms of physical health is stable, she will face a long rehabilitation period.

This situation is for Amy and her family an emotionally difficult and uncertain period. The family would like to thank everyone for their support.

Within Team SD Worx, our deepest sympathies go out to Amy and her family.

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