Froome, "successfully operated" on the day he can win a Tour

The Ineos team confirmed that, after six hours of operation, everything went well. He will remain in the hospital for the next few days to continue his recovery.

Chris Froome was successfully operated on Thursday after the serious fall he suffered yesterday, Wednesday, in recognition of the Roanne time trial, which was the fourth stage of the Dauphiné. He had to undergo an intervention to treat fractures of the femur, elbow and ribs, plus a hip fracture after his fall at 55 km / h and to be in intensive care. The surgery took place in Saint Etienne. The person in charge of carrying out the operation, Dr. Richard Usher, commented on the condition of the Briton.

"The operation, which lasted six hours, went very well, it was a success. Chris woke up this morning and was examined by the care consultants Intensive and the orthopedic specialist who operated on him and both are very happy with his progress to date. He will stay in the hospital for the next few days for observation, but he is already actively participating in discussing his rehabilitation options, which is very encouraging ", publishes the Ineos.

" As it begins its road to recovery, the team will now only give more updates when necessary ", stand out. On behalf of Froome, the Ineos also wanted to thank all the samples of support received in the last 24 hours. "They mean a lot to him" . Precisely, this same Thursday Froome knew, in the absence of officiality, that the Vuelta a España 2011 would also be in his record after the disqualification for doping by Juanjo Cobo, the winner of the race. The Spanish can still appeal, so the title for the Briton is not yet confirmed.

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