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Matt Glaetzer is Australian cycling's comeback king, but there may be no famous return for him at these Commonwealth Games after his shocking crash in London's Olympic velodrome.
Australian team doctors were left monitoring Glaetzer's condition overnight on Saturday after the 70km-per-hour spill in the keirin, with a decision over his participation in Sunday's sprint race to be made in consultation with the medics soon before the morning qualification.
If he makes it to the start line seeking that fifth gold medal, it will demonstrate again the courage and will of the man who keeps battling back from setbacks, from thyroid cancer to serious injuries.
There'll certainly be no comeback at these Games for English rider Joe Truman, who needed trackside oxygen and was taken away in a wheelchair and ended in hospital with a suspected broken collar bone and concussion after Glaetzer had unwittingly taken him out.
According to Britain's greatest track star Chris Hoy, the incident which left a capacity crowd gasping in horror, "reminds us how tough these guys are and how brave you have to be."
Glaetzer, rocketing down the final back straight but seemingly blocked in, caught the back wheel of Scotland's Jack Carlin and tumbled to his right forcing Truman to go straight over the top, hitting his head on the deck.
Carlin, a GB teammate of Truman who went on to take silver in the final behind Trinidad's Nicholas Paul, was left horrified.
"I think Glaetzer went into my back wheel and I'm not sure what happened," he shrugged.
"It's not easy seeing your pal on the ground like that. I've known him a long time and I think he's taken a good hit to his head when he went down.
"Joe's had a few issues during his career but he's very strong-willed and he's always come back stronger, so hopefully this is just a hiccup.
"Hopefully it's not too serious, he'll be back on the bike again in a matter of weeks and he's got a lot to aim for - Nations Cup, the world championships in Glasgow and the Paris Olympics - he's got time on his side.
"Knowing Joe, he will be back stronger than ever."
Glaetzer may well be too. As he staggered away from the crash, with his kit torn from his high-speed slide and slumped at the side of the track, nobody was still daring to write him off.
"He's tough," shrugged his teammate, double pursuit bronze medallist Conor Leahy.
Matt Richardson, who finished fourth in the final in his compatriot's absence, will go again too in the sprint, even though he was so upset at missing a medal he didn't want to talk to reporters afterwards.