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Liam Phillips gets concussion following Olympic fall

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Great Britain's Liam Phillips has been forced to withdraw from the quarter-finals of the BMX competition at the Rio Olympics after a heavy fall.

Olympian Chris Hoy tweeted that the fall had led to concussion.

Great Britain's Liam Phillips during the Men's Seeding Run at the Olympic BMX Centre on the twelfth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. Credit: PA

Among those offering commiserations are his sister Charley.

The rider from Burnham-on-Sea was knocked off his bike just after the first corner on the track in Rio.

After staying down for a number of minutes Phillips did finally get up from the side of the track but was unable to compete in his second heat and is therefore out of the competition.

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