Fractured Finger for Dillier in Giro d’Italia Crash8. May 2016, Arnhem (NED) — Road Team
Silvan Dillier sustained a fractured finger after crashing out of the Giro d’Italia in the last 12 kilometers of Stage 3.
BMC Racing Team physician, Dr. Giovanni Ruffini provided the following update on Dillier’s condition.
“We took Silvan to the hospital to undergo X-Rays on his right hand and arm which is the area that he landed on during the crash. X-Rays revealed a dislocated fracture of the first phalange of his second finger,” Dr Ruffini said.
“Silvan will return to Switzerland in the morning and undergo surgery to secure the fracture. At this stage we do not have a clear indication of when he will be able to resume training but he will most likely need ten or so days off. We will know more after his surgery.”
Dillier is extremely disappointed to have crashed out so early in the race.
“It’s obviously really disappointing to not only miss out on the chance to get a good result at the Giro d’Italia but also because this was important preparation for the Olympic Games. I hope to be back on the bike as soon as possible and be back in good form for GP du canton d'Agovie, which is my home race and a big goal for me,” Dillier said.