Chris Froome confirms wrist and hand fractures after Tour de France exit

MRI scans detect fractures in both of Chris Froome's limbs

Chris Froome gets treatment after a crash on stage four of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome (Sky) has confirmed that he has fractured his left wrist and right hand after crashing out of the Tour de France during stage five. The defending Tour de France champion abandoned the race after a crash during Wednesday's wet stage after he had also sustained injuries the previous day.

Although initial X-rays appeared clear, Froome underwent more sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for both of his arms to detect fractures, and found that both limbs were affected.

It is unclear how long it will take Froome to recover from his injuries, but it is thought that he may ride the Vuelta a Espana.

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