Medical tests rule out fractures after Vincenzo Nibali's Strade Bianche crash
Aug 03 2020 03:38 am CET

Medical tests rule out fractures after Vincenzo Nibali's Strade Bianche crash
Medical tests rule out fractures after Vincenzo Nibali's Strade Bianche crash
Photo of Vincenzo Nibali by Trek-Segafredo

ATrek-Segafredo's Vincenzo Nibali has crashed out of Strade Bianche but the injuries aren't significant enough to stop his season.

The winner of the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España suffered a blunt trauma to his left hand and had to abandon the Italian race, the first one of the restart of the season after the pause caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The rider underwent medical tests on Sunday that ruled out any serious injuries.

"The medical tests he underwent this afternoon, x-rays and MRI scan of his left hand and wrist, excluded any fractures," said Trek-Segafredo in a statement. "A significant blunt trauma to the area of the thenar eminence area still remain, but will not affect his racing schedule. Nibali’s presence tomorrow at the Trittico Regione Lombardia is confirmed.

"A special thanks to the J-Medical centre and all the doctors involved - Medical Director Dr. Luca Semperboni, Dr. Gino Carnazza and Dr. Loris Pegoli- for the availability and professionalism demonstrated."

After the Trittico Lombardo, the "Shark" is set to continue his calendar that consists of only Italian races: Milano-Torino, Milano-Sanremo, Gran Piemonte, Il Lombardia, Giro dell'Emilia, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Giro della Toscana, the Coppa Sabatini, the Giro dell'Appennino and the Giro d'Italia.




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