Giant-Alpecin’s John Degenkolb could be out of action for three months, leaving the defence of his Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix titles in doubt John Degenkolb John Degenkolb will be out of competition for three months, says the doctor that operated on him following a head-on incident with a car .
The prognosis means that Giant-Alpecin’s German star will effectively miss a shot of defending his Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix titles this spring.
A British woman drove into him and five team-mates head-on in training on Saturday near Alicante. Degenkolb and American Chad Haga remain hospitalised .
Degenkolb was luckly to be close to Valencia, where Doctor Pedro Cavadas works. Cavadas specialises in plastic surgery and was the first to perform a double leg transplant.
Cavadas operated on Degenkolb for three hours after the crash to save his left index finger. He said that Degenkolb’s recovery “is going well” and that he can return to competition but “in theory, he will need three months” to do so.
The window of recovery, through April 23, estimated by Cavadas would exclude Degenkolb from all the spring Classics.If his rehabilitation goes well, team Giant could perhaps field him in the Giro d’Italia . The race, where he won […]