Amador to undergo surgery on Thursday
10 October 2012


Costa Rican will have three operations in Terrassa to heal fractures in radius, collarbone and metacarpus due to his crash in the Gran Piemonte, will later travel home

Andrey Amador will be operated at the Clínica Egarsat in Terrassa (Barcelona) tomorrow from the fractures that forced him to put an abrupt end into his 2012 season two weeks ago, following a hard crash in the Italian race Gran Piemonte. The Movistar Team rider will have intervened his broken right radius and third metacarpus in his hand -both were diagnosed since the very first checks- and also from a left collarbone fracture confirmed yesterday via scanner. “Having been placed a metal plate due to two previous fractures in that shoulder, it couldn’t be seen well apart from that check,” explained Amador. “Fortunately, those are operations that can be done without much complications and I should be back on training in a couple of weeks.”

The most recent analysis also revealed a broken sternum and ribs 2 and 3, though no operation will be required to heal them. “More than anything, those are painful injuries, but luckily I didn’t suffer much. What waged more war was a deep wound in my elbow that didn’t allow me having rest and sleep as normal.” After the surgery, Amador will stay two weeks with no exercise before travelling to Costa Rica, where he will stay until getting back to Spain in mid November for the first team camp and the training prior to a season Amador is confident about: “I’m very happy with what I did this season. When one turns pro, sometimes he doesn’t know where he’s going, but in my case, this was the season I learnt the most from, and the one that got me to know the most about myself. Now I’m really feeling like I can progress for the next years and bring my best level. Injuries were kind with me this year, apart from this crash, and that paid off, too.”