Chris Froome: Team Ineos Confirm Fractured Femur And Elbow

Chris Froome training before crashing and fracturing his leg

Team Ineos confirmed Wednesday evening that Chris Froome suffered a fractured femur in a crash during reconnaissance of the Criterium du Dauphine time trial. In addition to the broken leg, Froome also fractured his elbow and ribs in the wreck. "Chris was taken to Roanne Hospital, where initial examinations confirmed multiple injuries, most notably a fractured right femur and right elbow," Team Doctor Richard Usher said in a team press release. "He has also suffered fractured ribs. He is now being airlifted to St Etienne University Hospital for further treatment. "On behalf of the team, I would like to commend the treatment he received from the emergency services and all at Roanne Hospital in assessing and stabilising him. We will now turn our focus towards supporting him in his recovery," Usher said. Team Principal Dave Brailsford, who earlier ruled Froome out of the Tour de France before the fracture was ...

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