Irishman Philip Deignan’s debut season for Team Sky has suffered a setback after he fractured his collarbone as a result of a training incident.
According to the team, the 30-year-old crashed during a ride near his home in Monaco and has returned to Ireland to rehabilitate, forcing him to miss Ruta del Sol on Wednesday.
“The medical team have taken a good look at it and we’ve decided not to have surgery, so I’m back home in Donegal now getting ready to go again,” said Deignan on the team’s website.
“My collarbone’s a lot more mobile than the last time this happened so I’m hoping I’ll be back on the bike sooner rather than later.”
Deignan made his debut for Sky at the Tour Down Under in January after signing to the British-based team from UnitedHealthcare in the winter.
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