Chris Froome undergoes surgery to remove metal from hip and elbow

Chris Froome will soon be able to train properly again (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Chris Froome underwent surgery on Friday to remove a metal plate in his hip and screws in his elbow, commenting that the procedure went 'perfectly'. 

The four-time Tour de France winner was fitted with the implants five months ago after he fractured his hip, elbow, femur, sternum, and vertebrae in a warm-up crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.