Wout van Aert to face 'a slow, meticulous rehabilitation' of Tour de France injury
Jul 30 2019 08:52 pm CET

Wout van Aert to face 'a slow, meticulous rehabilitation' of Tour de France injury
Wout van Aert to face 'a slow, meticulous rehabilitation' of Tour de France injury
Wout van Aert by Jumbo-Visma

Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is recovering at a slow pace but his orthopedist thinks he will be back at 100% after he takes the time to do the rehabilitation.

The Belgian rider crashed at the individual time trial of the Tour de France, on July 19, and suffered serious injuries in the right buttock area. Van Aert has undergone surgeries first in France to purify and suture the area, and then in Belgium to reconstruct the damaged structures.

"There are no signs of any infections and the wounds are healing nicely", commented Dr Toon Claes. "The extent and complexity of the injury call for a slow, meticulous rehabilitation. Intensive rehabilitation is only started after two months when the injury has healed sufficiently.

The Belgian will remain some days in the hospital and then he will go home as he described some days ago. "At home, we have a hospital bed ready, but there’s no point going there if I can’t leave my bed," he explained. "The crash has had a bigger impact than I initially thought."




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