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Nydam already on the road to recovery

By:
Rob Jones in Beijing
Published:
August 17, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:32 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, August 17, 2008
BMC's Scott Nydam at the Tour of California earlier this season

BMC's Scott Nydam at the Tour of California earlier this season

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Team BMC's Scott Nydam crashed and broke his collarbone in the Tour of Utah' second stage, and his...

Team BMC's Scott Nydam crashed and broke his collarbone in the Tour of Utah' second stage, and his team-mates have been feeling the loss although Nydam is already on his way to recovery after surgery to treat his injuries.

"Scott crashing out will be a big loss for the whole team since he was riding so strongly," said Darren Lill shortly after stage two.

"Around 3:00 pm Friday, I got out of surgery on my collarbone," said Nydam. "Within 24 hours of the crash I have had surgery and am now on the road to recovery."

Luckily for Nydman, it was a clean break and the prognosis is good.

"Dr. [Eric] Heiden took care of me after the crash and drove me back to the hotel," Nydam said. "I immediately had ex-rays, and then sat with Gavin deciding that we should send me straight into surgery."

Going under with a full anaesthetic, Nydam woke up a couple of hours later with a plate in his collarbone. "Everything is going well," he said. "I feel incredibly well supported by the team and am now looking forward to recovering as quickly as possible."

After a couple of weeks recuperating with friends and family, Nydam will be ready to face the rest of the season's challenges.

Nydam's team-mate Darren Lill is sitting in second position in the general classification after stage three's critierum. He is just four seconds behind current leader Blake Caldwell (Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30).

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