Primoz Roglic injured his shoulder when he crashed out of the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Primož Roglič returned to training on the road last week for the first time since he underwent shoulder surgery in mid-October. The Slovenian received bone graft surgery to address a longstanding shoulder problem which had been exacerbated by a series of crashes.
"I hope to gradually pick up my training again," Roglič told WielerFlits . "It is now eight weeks since the surgery on my shoulder. Every week it gets better, but a recovery like this needs time.
"They took part of my bone off and added it to the spot in the shoulder. The first period after the surgery, I could hardly move my arm. Now I still can’t fully extend my arm."
Roglič abandoned this year’s Tour de France at the end of the second week after dislocating his shoulder in a crash on stage 5 to Arenberg. He had previously dislocated the shoulder in his crash on the final stage of Paris-Nice in 2021.
The Jumbo-Visma rider’s ill fortune continued at the Vuelta a España, where he abandoned the race after crashing in the finishing straight at Monasterio de Tentudía on stage 17. Roglič has not raced since and his shoulder was immobilised for eight weeks after his surgery.
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