Leukemans out for several weeks

Davitamon-Lotto's Björn Leukemans crashed out in the final stage of the Tour of Belgium, and broke...

Davitamon-Lotto's Björn Leukemans crashed out in the final stage of the Tour of Belgium, and broke his shoulder blade. The accident happened about 80 km into the stage (won by Leukemans' teammate Gert Steegmans) when Leukemans went back to the team car. Apart from his shoulder, he was also injured on his elbow, and was taken to hospital in Tienen, then transferred to Herentals. Doctors decided not to operate, as he had a previous fracture close to his shoulder, and a new operation would be very difficult.

Leukemans must rest for three weeks, and he will not be able to take part in the Tour de France.

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