Jakob Fuglsang undergoes surgery after Benelux Tour crash and puts an end to his season
Sep 01 2021 10:46 pm CET

Jakob Fuglsang undergoes surgery after Benelux Tour crash and puts an end to his season
Jakob Fuglsang undergoes surgery after Benelux Tour crash and puts an end to his season
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Astana-Premier Tech's Jakob Fuglsang has undergone surgery to stabilize a fractured left collarbone he suffered at the Benelux Tour.

The Dane crashed out of the opening stage of the race after hitting the deck and suffering injuries that didn't let him return to the bike. Further examinations showed fractures of the left collarbone and the left scapular, as well as multiple skin abrasions.

"Jakob Fuglsang was forced to abandon the opening day of racing at Benelux Tour after crashing in the first half of the stage," said Andrei Mikhailov, Astana-Premier Tech doctor. "He was transferred to hospital where X-rays confirmed non displaced fractures of the left collarbone and left scapular (trans-glenoid), in addition to the multiple superficial abrasions sustained in the crash.

"After evaluating treatment options, it was clear the best treatment option was to stabilize the fracture surgically, and we are happy to report Jakob underwent successful surgery in Herentals, Belgium, yesterday. Unfortunately, this will mean the end of Jakob's season as with only six weeks remaining of the 2021 season, he will not have the chance to recovery and regain race fitness before Il Lombardia."

Fuglsang is discontent about finishing his season like this, but he's motivated to return to the bike as soon as possible. "Being disappointed is an understatement," the Dane commented. "The season hasn't been great as everyone knows, but after the Olympics I trained so hard and felt in good shape for the final part of the season, with Il Lombardia my main goal.

"It's pretty sure that my season is done, that's a hard one to swallow but something I have to accept. I want to thank our medical team which arranged my surgery immediately here in Belgium, so I can now start my recovery."
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