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Garmin-Slipstream Rider OUT!

Another one is out for the season. Rider Blake Caldwell broke his FEMUR while out on a ride the other day. Son of a!

And like everyone else he went to his blog…

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hospitals
… I hate ’em, and I’m in another one. I was heading out for a ride this morning and fell on my hip. Felt something when I landed an5, yep, its fractured. I can’t believe it. 3 hours ago I was motivated as could be about getting out training in the pissing rain for Pais Vasco. More to follow… Getting surgery done in a few hours.

And after the surgery….

Friday, April 3, 2009
Surgery
Surgery went well. It was a fracture of the femur that they secured with a plate. A fairly common break, but usually among elderly. I did just turn 25 last week. I’m going to be at the hospital for a few days until I can hobble out of here. Missing Pais Vasco is going to be tough, but I don’t have a choice. Perhaps I’ll be racing again in May. I sure hope so. On the bright side, the healing process is fairly simple from now on. It’ll just take time for the bone to heal. My girlfriend comes over here in a little more than a week, so I hope I’m able to move around a little to enjoy it with her.

Well good luck at getting back by May! Let’s just start putting them all in one room together. Lance, Blake, Levi…. who’s next?

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