Nibali undergoes successful collarbone plate removal surgery

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali has undergone surgery to have a plate removed from his left collarbone.

The plate was inserted more than a year ago following his crash during the Rio Olympic Games Road Race in 2016.

The procedure which Dr. Carlo Guardascione Head of the Medical Staff of Team Bahrain Merida described as being successful, was performed at “Papa Giovanni XXIII” Hospital in Bergamo.

“Nibali has successfully undergone the surgery carried out by Prof. Claudio Castelli (Director of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) and by Antonino Cassisi (Responsible of the Department of Maxillofacial surgery) regarding the aesthetic reconstructive part,” said Dr. Guardascione.

“The rider will follow a period of 8-10 days of absolute rest to allow the perfect healing of the surgical wound.”


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