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Bookwalter Nursing Broken Toe

26. November 2014 — Road Team
Brent Bookwalter rode to a season-best fifth place on Stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia. (©BMC/Graham Watson.)

A broken toe is not expected to significantly delay the start of Brent Bookwalter's season, BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said Wednesday.

Already Training Again
Bookwalter broke the big toe on his right foot in a non-exercise related accident at his home last week in Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Testa said. Following a few days of rest, the 2013 Tour of Qatar and Tour of Alberta runner-up was able to resume training indoors. "We expect him to lose a couple weeks of training, but for the moment we are not planning to change his racing program," Dr. Testa said. Bookwalter said while the injury initially left him frustrated, he is determined to quickly get back to full strength. "I am riding outside now with a modified shoe," he said. "I have cut out the toe box and put a really thin insole in it and put my cleat back all the way. So I am doing all kinds of things to stay moving and pedaling."

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