The Malaysian rider managed to get back on his bike after a high-speed crash in the Keirin final and stagger across the line, but it was only afterward that the full extent of his injury became clear. Pictures showed a large splinter of wood from the track had gone right through his left calf. Awang was given third, but missed his moment on the podium because he was on his way to hospital. Awang, who has won World Championship medals in the past two seasons, is set to go under general anesthetic for the removal of the splinter at Manchester's Royal Infirmary. A scan late on Saturday night assessed the injury, but medics opted to wait until tackling the splinter, which was around 7.9in (20cm) long.
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