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Busche and Didier undergo surgery for broken hands

Category: Cycling

Two riders of the Trek Factory Racing team has fractured their hands so far this early season.

Matthew Busche fractured his left scaphoid bone in a crash at the Mallorca Challenge, and Laurent Didier broke his fourth metacarpal in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Both riders have since had surgery in Basel, Switzerland to correct the fractures. Luckily, Didier's injury allows him to continue training. However Busche will have to rest for a while.

The scaphoid is a small bone in the wrist that often is difficult to heal. Busche's fracture required a special screw and bone transplant. He will be in a cast for six weeks.

Trek writes on its website that their doctors "will attempt to make a special carbon cast after four weeks to accelerate his return to training, with the hope he can gain one or two weeks' time."
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