Arvesen in Norway for surgery

By Susan Westemeyer CSC's Kurt-Asle Arvesen has returned home to Norway for surgery on the thumb...

By Susan Westemeyer

CSC's Kurt-Asle Arvesen has returned home to Norway for surgery on the thumb that he broke in a training crash last week in California, the team announced Tuesday.

"I've come back to Norway to get a specialist to take a closer look and I'm having the operation tomorrow [Wednesday], so it's a bit of a bummer really," the Norwegian rider said. He does not yet know how this will affect the rest of his season. "Time will tell how fast I can get back into action, but I imagine about four weeks before I'm ready. I've been training on my home trainer though for two hours this morning, so it's no problem for me to keep fit, I just can't go on the road in the near future.

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