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by Shane Stokes
December 8, 2017
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The recently-retired Alberto Contador went under the knife on Thursday, with the procedure being carried out by the namesake of another of Spain’s most famous riders. Medical doctor Pedro Delgado carried out the operation.
The operation was to reconstruct a tendon in his right wrist, thus addressing a problem which he has been suffering for over a year. It recently flared up in the Shanghai criterium, prompting the procedure. Delgado, who is the head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe, reconstructed the right scapholunate tendon with an arthroscopic technique.
“Alberto Contador stayed for about two hours in the operating room,” said his spokesman in a statement. “According to the medical team that attended him, the intervention was a success and very soon he will be fully recovered for daily life.”