Vincenzo Nibali undergoes surgery in Italy
Oct 26 2017 05:53 pm CET

Vincenzo Nibali undergoes surgery in Italy
Vincenzo Nibali undergoes surgery in Italy
Photo of Vincenzo Nibali by Jonathan Roorda /

Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali has successfully undergone a collarbone plate removal surgery.

During the road race at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016, the Italian was riding in front when he crashed in a curve and had to abandon his Golden dreams. That incident resulted in a double fracture of his left collarbone that needed to be stabilised with a plate.

The rider underwent surgery at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy. "Nibali has successfully undergone the surgery carried out by Prof. Claudio Castelli (Director of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) and by Antonino Cassisi (Responsible of the Department of Maxillofacial surgery) regarding the aesthetic reconstructive part," said Dr Carlo Guardascione, head of the medical staff of Bahrain-Merida.

"The rider will follow a period of 8-10 days of absolute rest to allow the perfect healing of the surgical wound."



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