Operation for Klöden

By Susan Westemeyer

Andreas Klöden's streak of bad luck and injuries seems to have no end: he crashed while training Tuesday, injuring his shoulder. Team T-Mobile's website announced yesterday that he will undergo an operation today Wednesday for an acromioclavicular dislocation. Team doctor Carsten Temme said that Klöden would be in the hospital for five days and in two weeks can start training on the roller. "We figure that Andreas can start intensive road training the end of April. But it depends on how he heals," Temme noted.

Klöden was supposed to have started in the Criterium International this weekend, to be followed by the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, Fleche Wallonne, and Lüttich-Bastogne-Lüttich. He missed the second half of the 2005 season with a broken hand suffered during the Tour de France.

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