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Thomas dislocates shoulder in training fall but escapes fracture


(Reuters) – Ineos-Grenadiers rider Geraint Thomas suffered a dislocated shoulder in a crash on Sunday but the tough-as-nails Welshman said he would be back in training on Monday having escaped a fracture.

“Not the Sunday I was expecting… crashed on some ice and dislocated my shoulder,” Thomas said in an Instagram post that was accompanied by x-rays of his shoulder that also showed several screws in his collar bone from a previous injury.

“It’s back in now, after a rather painful two hours, but no fractures. So all good to get on the turbo (trainer) tomorrow.”

The 34-year-old’s injury comes two months after he fractured his pelvis in the third stage of the Giro d’Italia in October to crash out of the race.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)


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