Doctors tell Tom Dumoulin he will make full recovery as Dutchman posts injury update

Dumoulin has been told his knee will not hold him back from returning to his previous level

Tom Dumoulin (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) has posted an update on his recovery from a knee injury that has blighted his 2019 season, with doctors telling the Dutchman he will eventually make a return to the form to compete for further Grand Tour titles.

The 28-year-old has undergone two surgeries on his left knee after a crash in the early stages of the 2019 Giro d'Italia, with Dumoulin not recovering in time for either the Tour de France, Vuelta a España or Road World Championships.

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