Following a period of illness and crashes amongst our riders, Team Sunweb physician Anko Boelens provides an update on their recovery.
Søren Kragh Andersen
Søren left Tirreno Adriatico last week with sickness and flu-like symptoms. The upper airway infection is still there and he hasn’t 100 percent recovered. We have decided to take him out of Milano-Sanremo for this reason, to give him time to rest and recover.
After crashing out of Tirreno Adriatico on Saturday, Tom sustained cuts and bruises from the heavy fall. After a few days of rest he is on the mend and he is able to start at Milano-Sanremo this weekend.
Simon broke his right collarbone on Friday at Tirreno Adriatico and returned home where he underwent successful surgery on Monday in Freiburg. Now he will need to take a weeks rest before beginning some physio. Alongside physio he can also begin training on his rollers at home; if all goes to plan, in four to six weeks we hope he can return to racing.
After breaking his hand last month, Leon underwent surgery. All went well and now that the stitches are out, he is able to train on his rollers and begin strength training.
Upon returning home to the Netherlands Wilco underwent further checks at the hospital. Initially it looked like he needed surgery, but the examinations show that the plate from previous surgery is still intact, so no surgery is necessary. Over the next two weeks he will be closely monitored; if all goes according to plan he can restart training on the rollers by the end of this week and he could be back in racing in four to six weeks.
Michael has been progressing very well after fracturing his shoulder at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. He has been able to do some high quality training in the past week, with tolerable pain levels and we are confident he’s ready to race again on Saturday at Milano-Sanremo.