Leonardo Scarselli had a fall during a training session with his team mate Josè Rujano in Venezuela on June 13.
The Quick Step-Innergetic rider injured his anterior tibial muscle of his right leg and underwent surgery to remove two pieces of wood that were lodged inside the wound.
"I fell at high speed," said Scarselli. "I cut my leg on some branches upon impact. At first I thought it was just a normal cut but after examination I discovered that there were two small splinters inside the leg muscle that needed to be surgically removed. Thankfully the small operation went well but I'll have to rest for a couple of weeks and I'll be taking antibiotics for about 12 days."
Scarselli will return to Italy on June 22 where he will undergo further treatment.