Doctors at Ramón and Cajal hospital in Madrid successfully corrected a deviated septum in triple Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador's nose yesterday. They refrained from the removal of a small growth on his vocal cords after closer inspection.
"The doctors believed the scar that they would produce when uprooting the small [vocal cord] nodule would be more harmful than good," said Contador's brother, Fran. Doctors explained Contador can work with speech therapists to correct the vocal cord growth.
Contador – winner of the 2007 Tour de France and 2008's Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España – will be released from the hospital today. He will have discomfort for the next two days, but will be fit to attend the Team Astana training camp. It starts November 30 and is based in Tenerife, Spain.