Hincapie suffers separated shoulder in crash

April 12, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) – George Hincapie will not need surgery
on the separated shoulder he sustained in a crash during the
Paris-Roubaix race, Discovery Channel team officials said on

Hincapie was found to have a third-degree separation of his
right shoulder as well as a severely bruised wrist after being
examined by doctors on Tuesday in Greenville, South Carolina.

His shoulder will be taped and placed in a sling until he
can resume riding.

“I was happy to hear that I will not need surgery,”
Hincapie said in a statement from his home in Greenville.

“I will be off the bike for about a week but look forward
to resuming my training.”

The 32-year-old Tour de France stage winner expected to be
in form for his next scheduled race, the Dauphine Libere, which
begins on June 4.

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington)

Source: reuters

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