Successful Surgery for Thor Hushovd
Cervélo TestTeam's Norwegian God of Thunder Thor Hushovd underwent a successful operation on Monday, the team reported earlier today.
Cervélo TestTeam's Norwegian God of Thunder Thor Hushovd, who fractured his collarbone during a training ride in Italy on Sunday when colliding with a young girl, underwent a successful operation on Monday, the team reported earlier today.
"The surgery went pretty well. It was more complicated than actually expected," Hushovd commented today and added "I had a good day after the operation but yesterday I had a little bit more pain. Yesterday I flew home, and I'm happy to be back home now in Monaco, to start the recovery process and spend some time with my family."
Cervelo TestTeam doctor Andreas Goesele made the following comments about the surgery "It will take time for Thor to fully recover. It was a difficult fracture but he had a good surgery at the CrossKlinik in Basel, Switzerland. I am very pleased that he could have the operation here, where we have perfect surroundings and the best staff. The recovery phase will start today already, with some indoor training at Thor's home in Monaco."
Getting healthy is now Hushovd's overall focus. The Norwegian will take it day by day and will not race until he is fully recovered. He will likely not be ready for the 2010 Tour de France and will be highly missed in the world's most important race.