Lance underwent a three hour surgery for his broken clavicle earlier today. He is out of surgery and is currently in recovery.
The surgeon, Dr. Doug Elenz, stated that the procedure took longer than anticipated since the bone had been fractured into four pieces, rather than two as he originally thought.The fracture is currently stabilized by a steel plate with 12 screws. Lance has been ordered to take it easy for the next week. After that he will be evaluated week-by-week, month-by-month, for pain, arm motion and to make sure the plate remains stable.
His doctor stated that the main goal is that Lance “heal and get back to doing what he does best and that’s riding bikes and winning races.” And, if we may add, “Making cancer a global priority!”
Best of luck to Lance on his recovery!