Medical report after Paris-Roubaxi
Portuguese rider sustains collarbone fracture and radial head fissure after Paris-Roubaix crash, will not undergo surgery; Spaniard has wound in leg sutured, returns home this afternoon
The Movistar Team confirms Tuesday that, after checkups on Nelson Oliveira yesterday at Pamplona's Clínica San Miguel, following his crash during the early phase of Paris-Roubaix, the Portuguese rider suffers from a collarbone fracture and a fissure to his radial head, both on his left arm / shoulder.
The extent of both injuries has not been judged serious enough to require surgery. Oliveira, released from hospital today, will require an estimated three to four weeks to recover completely, always depending on the evolution of his injuries.
In turn, Fran Ventoso will fly back home in Spain this afternoon after a deep wound in his leg, also during the French race. The 33-year-old from Cantabria went into the operating room to apply suture and drain on his cut in the most aseptic environment possible, looking to regenerate the muscle tissue damaged as quickly as possible.