PIC: Dutch cyclist injured in Rio 2016 horror crash thanks well-wishers

She suffered concussion and fractures to her lower spine

Annemiek van Vleuten

Annemiek van Vleuten ahead of the Women's road race on the second day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. Picture by: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

On Sunday, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten was involved in a horrible crash during the Women's Road Race at Rio 2016.

Her bike left the track while she was leading the race, causing her to plunge into a storm drain at the side of the track where she lay motionless, leading to concern about her condition.

She ultimately suffered concussion as well as three minor fractures to the vertebrae on her lower spine as a result.

But she appears to be on the road to recovery two days after the crash and thanked well-wishers via her Twitter account, posting a picture with a bandage over her left eye with heavy bruising on the lower lid: