Off-Season Surgery Successful for Tony Martin
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tony Martin underwent surgery at BG Hospital in Hamburg (Germany) today because of a "non-union" of his left scaphoid fracture as consequence of his 2012 Tour de France crash.
The decision was made to perform this surgery during the 2013 off-season to avoid any potential further damage in the future.
Martin was always assisted by team medical staff, and the surgery went very well. Martin will now wear a special, bike specific cast for the next six weeks. The special cast allows Martin to resume training earlier than the six weeks it must be worn, and he will be ready for the next season.