Fabio Aru goes ahead with his calendar as MRI shows no serious injuries
Mar 25 2018 12:22 am CET

Fabio Aru goes ahead with his calendar as MRI shows no serious injuries
Fabio Aru goes ahead with his calendar as MRI shows no serious injuries
Photo of Fabio Aru © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

UAE Team Emirates' Fabio Aru has undergone an MRI on his leg in Barcelona, Spain, that has ruled out major injuries.

It was announced the day before that Aru was leaving the Volta a Catalunya because of leg pain that he had since he crashed in the first stage of the race. After losing a lot of time in the fourth and fifth stages, rider and team decided for him to step out of the race and undergo further tests.

The MRI that was performed in the Sagrada Familia clinic of Barcelona showed minor injuries. "The exam showed an important oedema to the rectus femoris that caused major pain, but it luckily excluded significant injuries," said Michele de Grandi, team doctor at the Spanish race. "Fabio will need to rest for a few days and then he will be able to gradually restart his work."

"This hematoma caused me pain and to continue riding on it would have been harmful," added the rider. "Yesterday would have been a battle of 210 kilometres. Going on like that did not make sense. The most important thing is that it is not a serious issue and that after a few days of rest, I can leave for home.

"This inconvenience has negatively affected my performance in Spain, but will not affect my approach to the Giro d’Italia. A few days of rest and then I will put my head down and push on with my schedule."




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