April 12, 2006
Hincapie suffers separated shoulder in crash
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)