Bart De Clercq to undergo hip replacement

09 October 2018 05:51
Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Bart De Clercq will undergo a hip replacement on October 16, the rider has announced. The Belgian crashed while training on January 2, fracturing his hip in the the accident, and has been unable to return to racing since then. Adding to the 32-year-old's frustration is that he has yet to turn a pedal in anger for Wanty-Groupe Gobert after only joining the team at the start of the 2018 season on the back of seven years with the various iterations of the Lotto Soudal outfit.ADVERTISEMENT Luckily, De Clercq signed a two-year contract with his new team, and hopes to be able to return from his hip operation in time for the 2019 season. According to Wanty team doctor Joost De Maeseneer, De Clercq suffered a severe fracture of the head and neck of his left femur, although it was initially hoped that he would have been able to resume light training some time in March. But the climber also required a second operation in June, according to Het Laatste Nieuws, when damaged pieces of cartilage were removed. — Bart De Clercq (@Bartdc86) October 8, 2018 You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

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