Quick-Step's Boonen diagnosed with fissure
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quick-Step's Boonen diagnosed with fissure

by VeloNation Press at 2:46 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 

Quick-Step team leader Tom Boonen had further x-ray tests yesterday at the Hospital in Mol, and was visited by Doctor Claes’ staff this morning at the Herentals Clinic. The diagnosis was a fissure in the navicular-bone in his right foot.

This year's Paris-Roubaix winner has been instructed to rest for 10 days before he can begin training on his bike.

"When these things happen," said Boonen, "it’s always better to look on the bright side. Fortunately, we’re talking about a fissure; a fracture would have been more complicated. Furthermore, this accident came in the last race marking the end of the first part of my racing season, and the recuperation time for the injury coincides with my period of rest from competition."

Fortunately his injury will not interrupt his plans to prepare for the Tour de France to try to win the points jersey.

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