Jasper De Buyst is not only recovering from a collarbone fracture, but also from a fracture of the hip socket: “It may take a while until I return”

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A month ago cyclist Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal) not only suffered a fracture of the collarbone, but also a fracture of the hip socket in a crash in the Tour of Turkey. This became clear after additional research.


De Buyst (28) was the victim of a crash on April 17 in the final stage of the Tour of Turkey, which was eventually canceled due to the dangerous weather conditions. It soon became clear that he had suffered a collarbone fracture, but recently the damage turned out to be even greater. De Buyst announced this on his social media on Thursday.

“About two weeks after my crash in Turkey I did some training rides, but with a painful feeling in my groin. Afterwards, a scan showed that in addition to my broken collarbone, I also had suffered a non-displaced fracture of my hip socket. That forced me to rest a little more, but studies earlier this week showed I was able to resume training at an easy intensity. The first few rides went well.”

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Because of that extra setback, De Buyst saw precious time ticking away in the run-up to the Tour de France, where he would be played out as sprint pilot of Caleb Ewan. “It may be a while before I return to competition. I hope to be able to increase the training load again soon and aim to return to competition in a few weeks.”

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