Medical Update: Kilian Frankiny5. September 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Following a crash on stage 15 of the Vuelta a España, Kilian Frankiny has returned to Switzerland when he has been re-evaluated. BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa provided the following update on Frankiny’s condition.
“An initial evaluation of Kilian Frankiny performed in Spain indicated multiple fractures of the femur, however new imaging studies performed at the Spital Wallis hospital in Visp confirmed a non-displaced pelvic fracture which, at this stage, does not require surgery. Kilian will undergo conservative recovery in the next six to eight weeks during which time he will gradually return to training, first on the rollers and then on the road, when he is fit to do so. We will continue to monitor Kilian’s recovery during this period but as we have already communicated, Kilian will not race again this season. We expect a full recovery and fortunately the injury will not affect Kilian’s preparation for the 2018 season.”