Monday 25 February 2013 - 15:21

Injury Update: Pieter Serry and Matteo Trentin

Injury Update: Pieter Serry and Matteo Trentin

Pieter Serry has run into a bit of bad luck. The Belgian rider from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team fell today, on a downhill stretch before the final climb during Tour de Langkawi Stage 5. He sustained an injury after taking a hit to his left elbow on the asphalt.

However, Serry properly finished the stage and was immediately taken to the nearby hospital to undergo some x-rays, which excluded any fractures.

In agreement with the team's medical staff, Serry will decide tomorrow whether or not to take to the start of the Tour de Langkawi Stage 6.

Matteo Trentin had surgery on Sunday at the Herentals Clinic (Belgium) for a fracture to the scaphoid of his right hand — the result of a fall in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, February 23rd.

Due to the complexity of the fracture, Trentin will have to observe a period of rest for four weeks, after which he may gradually return to training.

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