EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team rider Arturo Grávalos is facing the recovery of the surgical intervention to which he was submitted this Thursday November 4 to remove a brain tumour that was detected several weeks ago.
The surgery, carried out at the Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa in Zaragoza by the neurosurgery team headed by Dr. Clara María del Río-Pérez, was complex and lasted several hours, but it went smoothly and the final assessment of the doctors was satisfactory.
Grávalos, who this season is facing his first season in the professional ranks, took part in his last competition in the Circuto de Getxo,, at the beginning of August. The cyclist then began to suffer several episodes of severe headaches.
A wide range of medical tests, carried out as quickly as possible, confirmed the existence of a brain tumour. During the follow-ups that were carried out over the following weeks, the doctors noticed that the tumour had increased in size and the need to operate on the rider as soon as possible was established.
At the express wish of the rider and his entourage, the situation has been kept discreet, while awaiting the surgical intervention and the subsequent start of the rehabilitation process, two moments for which the doctors had advised him to be as stress-free and calm as possible.
“We would like to publicly thank all the professionals at Lozano Blesa for their attention and care, and especially the great work done by the whole team led by Dr. del Río”, say the family of the brilliant rider from La Rioja, who still has to remain in hospital for some time.