No surgery needed for Hincapie

Some better news for George Hincapie following his race-ending crash at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. He

Some better news for George Hincapie following his race-ending crash at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. He

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After meeting with doctors on Tuesday, Discovery Channel's George Hincapie has been told he will not need surgery following his race-ending crash at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. Doctors in Greenville, South Carolina determined the crash resulted in a third-degree separation of his shoulder, as well as a severely bruised wrist. Hincapie's shoulder will be taped and placed in a sling until he can resume riding.

"I was happy to hear that I will not need surgery. I will be off the bike for about a week but look forward to resuming my training and to be in form for my next scheduled race, the Dauphin Libr, in early June, followed by the Tour de France in July," said Hincapie from his home in Greenville. The American will remain at home in South Carolina until mid-May, when he is set to return to Europe for scheduled training camps in preparation for the Tour.

Discovery Channel team manager Johan Bruyneel commented: "George's crash was disappointing as he was our leader on the day and at the time of the crash was in a good position along with team-mates Hoste and Gusev in a very elite group. George is a total professional and I expect him to be in top form for his next objective, the Tour de France."

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