Owain Doull gets his appendix removed in Australia
Jan 18 2017 06:56 am CET

Owain Doull gets his appendix removed in Australia
Owain Doull gets his appendix removed in Australia
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OWAIN DOULL
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Owain Doull has undergone surgery in Australia in order to remove his appendix. The Welshman didn't participate in the People's Choice Classic and retired from the Tour Down Under because of some stomach problems that turned out to be appendicitis.

"Initially Owain had a stomach bug and he had those symptoms for around 36 hours. He was starting to improve, but on Tuesday morning his stomach pain became a lot worse," said Team Sky doctor Neil Heron.

"We began to suspect appendicitis and he was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital where they confirmed the suspected diagnosis," the doctor added.

The Australian race was set to be the start of Doull's career with Team Sky, but now his debut with the team will have to be adjourned. "The earliest he will leave the hospital is Thursday and recovery and recuperation is likely to take at least four weeks.

"Owain is obviously disappointed, but he appreciates he needs to be 100% fit to get back racing."

The rider was replaced by Frenchman Kenny Elissonde, who is also making his debut with the British squad.
Photo of Owain Doull (cropped) by Team Sky





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