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Bessette out of the Games

Lyne Bessette has been confirmed to have withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games. Bessette dislocated her left shoulder while training on the mountain bike course last Wednesday, March 15. Things looked promising as late as Sunday evening, with her coach Erik van den Eynde saying that Lyne was riding her bike and had been training well on a stationary bike.

On Monday, Bessette had planned to ride in the time trial position, but before she had a chance, she reinjured her shoulder, suffering another dislocation at the athlete village. It was not injured while training, but when undertaking daily activities. Bessette went to the hospital for an MRI scan, and is expected to head back to Canada as early as tomorrow. Erinne Willock will take her place in the time trial.

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