Tadej Pogacar has suffered several fractures in the hand and wrist in Liege-Bastogne-Liege and according to several media, he will therefore be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.
The Slovenian crashed 170 kilometers from the finish this afternoon as he couldn’t avoid the fall of Mikkel Honore, who suffered two punctures when he rode into a pothole.
Pogacar was operated on this afternoon in a hospital in Genk. On the evening, around 7.30 pm, Pogacar was allowed to leave the hospital.
“The operation was successful,” Jurgen Ritzen of the Oost-Limburg Hospital told Het Nieuwsblad.
“The team doctor of Pogacar called a friend from the hospital after the crash. That doctor advised to have the rider operated in Genk, because we specialize in hand surgery here. We wish Tadej Pogacar a smooth recovery.”
Normally, the UAE Team Emirates leader will be sidelined for four to six weeks.