Fabio Jakobsen to undergo reconstructive surgery after Tour de Pologne horror crash

Dutch Fabio Jakobsen of Deceuninck QuickStep pictured in action during a training session in the Flemish Ardennes Wednesday 17 June 2020 in Zottegem With the phase three of the deconfinement pro cycling teams are back to training BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Fabio Jakobsen at Deceuninck-Quickstep's training camp in June (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Nearly two months after suffering terrible injuries to his face in a crash at the Tour de Pologne, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) returned to social media on Thursday to announce he would be undergoing reconstructive surgery to repair his jaw next week.

The former Dutch champion crashed after being put into the barriers of the opening stage's high-speed sprint finish by compatriot Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), suffering a serious head injury and severe damage to his jaw and palate, losing most of his teeth.

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