At least a month off for Michel Ries: “It won’t be necessary to go through the operating table”
The Luxembourg cyclist of the Kometa Cycling Team Michel Ries will stay at least one month away from the competition after his fall during the second stage of the Vuelta Ciclista a Asturias. Although initially the first medical tests he underwent in a hospital in Oviedo ruled that the Grand Ducal rider suffered fractures in his shoulder blade and right humerus, new tests in his country have deepened some of his injuries and nuanced others.
Ries himself explains: “On Monday I went to a specialist’s office in Luxembourg to have more medical examinations. According to the tests, the humerus finally didn’t break, fortunately, although I do have a fractured scapula and also a broken rib. Similarly, nothing serious, I have small damage to the side of some vertebrae”.
The young rider of the continental formation of the Alberto Contador Foundation will not have to go through the operating room, as he had been advanced by the medical services of the Principality of Asturias, although he will have to keep a long period of rest to consolidate his recovery: “It is not going to be necessary for me to go through the operating table, but the doctors have indicated to me that, for the moment, I have to remain at rest. At least six weeks for a full recovery”.
Ries, 21, had just finished in the top ten of the demanding Giro di Sicilia (ninth), in whose last stage, with a finish in Monte Etna, he managed to finish in an outstanding ninth position. “The truth is that it is a setback, especially at this important moment of the season, but the most important thing now is to recover well to return as soon as posible”.
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