Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Prolonged recovery for Antón

Igor Antón's recovery from his broken collarbone at Liège-Bastogne-Liège will take slightly longer than normal, the team informs in a press release.

The unlucky 29-year-old had surgery on his left clavícula on Monday, only 24 hours after the crash, as it was decided to take action as fast as possible to speed up the healing. As it happens, it's not just a simple broken collarbone for Antón. It's a so-called 'refracture', and the Galdakao-native will have two plasma injections with a high amount of growth factors in the coming weeks.

Antón famously broke the same collarbone on stage 13 of the Vuelta a España to the Angliru four years back.

Doctors Elorriaga and Azurmendi of the Clínica Igualatorio Médico Quirúrgio (IMG) San Sebastián in Bilbao performed the surgery.

No time scale has of yet been set on his rehabilitation.


Kristof said...

Might there be a chance he can start in the next Tour De France? Not for GC but for a stage. If not he only do Vuelta this year, which is not much for a talent like Anton. Knowing his shape is uncertain and he often crashs, I'd rather not wait until the last big race of the year.

Magnus said...

There's no chance he'll do the Tour, which I agree is a shame. For a rider of his talent, surely he could have embarked on a slightly more demanding calendar and aimed for some races earlier in the season.


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