Recruited by the staff Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materials throughout the low season, Baptiste Planckaert will have to wait some time earlier than sporting its new colours. Indeed, the 32-year-old Belgian suffered from knee issues and had to endure surgical procedure. “This will be my sight for the next few weeks. My start to the season will be a few months later than expected. I had knee problems since November and the operation that took place on Friday was the only treatment. I hope I can. resume training in three weeks “, had defined Planckaert this Sunday by posting a photograph of his bandaged leg on social networks.
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But finally, the wait ought to be lengthy for the Belgian who will undoubtedly miss the spring races. “In November, I hit my knee towards my handlebars, not realizing it will be the begin of a severe damage. I felt a small downside persevered, forcing me to relaxation. The flexion of my knee induced a irritation to the level of constructing biking unattainable “, has explained Planckaert in a statement from his team published on Tuesday. “I was really looking forward to the coming season with my new Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team. Because of this injury, I have to give up my pre-season preparation. In the end, I even have to give up the spring races. In the coming weeks, in anticipation of my first bike ride, I will try to beat the odds. The duration of the rehabilitation is uncertain, but I hope to be back in the saddle within three weeks for start my long ascent. “
“Initially, we had a conservative method to the intervention, in session with Dr. Steven Claes. As the ache persevered, surgical procedure appeared to us to be the solely resolution. Dr. Claes carried out a launch from the prepatellar friction syndrome with Baptiste final Friday. What falls on the rider is that in the first two weeks after surgical procedure, the load on the proper knee ought to be restricted. Resumption of coaching on a bicycle will rely upon the progress of the ache stage. Together with the staff and remedy specialist, Dr Claes, we’ll fastidiously monitor developments. “, mentioned the staff physician Simon verdonck.