Marianne Vos no surgery required on collarbone.
Marianne Vos (Rabobank) will not require surgery on her fractured collarbone, the Dutch champion’s team has announced. The 25-year-old sustained the injury during Friday’s Holland Hills Classic - which took place mostly on the circuit of this year’s World championships in Valkenburg - as she crashed after tangling with a race moto.
Despite the pain in her shoulder, Vos remounted and chased down breakaway companion Sharon Laws (AA Drink-Leontien.nl) and, after her Rabobank teammate Annemiek van Vleuten had caught them and attacked for the win, she managed to sprint to second place and raise both arms as she crossed the line. :0)
What a woman..
She attended the post-race press conference with an ice-pack on her right shoulder, but a visit to hospital in nearby Maastricht confirmed that she had fractured her collarbone.
Vos was re-examined at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort, where it was confirmed that surgery would not be required, and team doctor Ger van Olden has confirmed to the World number one that she can resume light training.
"It's a nice break and the ligaments are not affected,” Vos explained. “Dr Van Olden noted that luckily there are no crazy things.
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