Peter Sagan undergoes knee surgery in Monaco
Jul 13 2021 03:53 am CET

Peter Sagan undergoes knee surgery in Monaco
Peter Sagan undergoes knee surgery in Monaco
Photo of Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohre/Christof Kreutzer

Bora-hansgrohe's Peter Sagan has undergone surgery in his knee after withdrawing from the Tour de France.

The rider had to withdraw from the French grand tour on the 12th stage after a knee injury, he suffered during the third stage of competition, got worse. The former world champion underwent the small surgery at home in Monaco, he's feeling well, and he will return to his bike soon.

"First of all, I'd like to thank the Bora-hansgrohe management, the team's doctors, and in particular our Head Doctor, Christopher Edler, for their support and guidance since my crash on stage 3," said Sagan. "Secondly, I'm so grateful for all the get-well messages that I received from my teammates, friends, and fans from all over the world. They are greatly appreciated. On stage 3, the chainring hit my knee and entered the skin above the patella, leaving a deep wound. We cleaned the wound as much as possible to prevent infection because of the dirt from the chain oil.

"However, after a few days, an inflammation developed in the bursa on top of the patella, and, unfortunately, I had to abandon the Tour. Also, I'd like to thank the doctors and medical staff at IM2S clinic in Monaco for performing an excellent surgery on such short notice and for their great cooperation with the team's medical staff. I already feel a lot better and everything looks good so far."
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