Chloe Dygert undergoes surgery to repair laceration in left leg after Worlds crash

Road World Championships Imola 2020 - Women Elite Time Trial - Imola - Imola 31,7 km - 24/09/2020 - Chloe Dygert (USA) - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/CV/BettiniPhoto©2020
The USA’s Chloe Dygert in time-trial mode (Image credit: Bettini Image)

Chloe Dygert has undergone successful surgery to treat a deep laceration to her left leg, sustained in a crash during the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, on Thursday. USA Cycling confirmed that Dygert is recovering in a hospital in Bologna and that she is expected to make a full recovery.

"We are relieved that this crash was not worse than it could have been. While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter," said Jim Miller, USA Cycling's Chief of Sport Performance. 

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