Olympic Champion Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel Euskadi) consulted with his doctor on Wednesday about a nagging injury. Doctor Mikel Sánchez examined his left knee and determined that there was no serious damage.
After hitting his knee, Sánchez reported discomfort and swelling, especially when training long distances. The pain has not prevented the Spaniard from training, but he has been forced to lower the intensity of his efforts.
Sánchez will receive ultrasound and icing treatments and undergo physical therapy exercises to help him heal. He will be re-examined again in 20 days.
"I am more relaxed after the tests which have ruled out any serious injury that could have significantly impeded my preparations for the first goals of the year," said Sánchez. "Now I want to make a complete recovery and remain calm to focus on my main objectives of the year, like the Vuelta a País Vasco."