Argos-Shimano’s Matthieu Sprick still recovering from stroke

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  • Published Jun. 18, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 18, 2013 at 11:31 AM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) — French rider Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) is undergoing rehabilitation after suffering from a stroke last month.

Argos said he is having “mobility problems of the left arm” as a result of the incident.

“What happened to Matthew is a shock to the whole team,” Argos manager Iwan Spekenbrink said. “It is currently difficult to establish a prognosis concerning his health.”

Argos announced on May 23 that Sprick had been hospitalized in the south of France because of a “small stroke.”

The 31-year-old “is conscious, talking, but has some symptoms of paralysis,” said the team.

Sprick had resumed training prior to the stroke after recovering from a broken foot.

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