With the plethora of injuries sustained by Team Garmin-Slipstream over the past months, the Injured Reserves list is quite long. The good news is that the members of the list are progressing in their rehabilitation at or ahead of schedule, with Tyler Farrar looking to make his return to racing next week at the Tour of Romandie.
Report from the Garmin-Slipstream medical staff:
TYLER – Is all systems go! Only rehab for him now is for his day-to-day life, not for riding a bike (so he can swim comfortably, lift things above his head, etc…)
BLAKE – Is a great deal more comfortable getting around and using the trainer. He can cope with twenty-to-thirty minutes on it before he fatigues. He will have his orthopedic review on Thursday with a view to him heading home after that provided all is well. Here’s to hoping he gets the green light for full weight bearing, then we can really kick things along.
MILLAR – Has been given a tentative go-ahead from his surgeon. Upon testing he is comfortable with palpation over the fracture, compression over the AC and traction of the arm. Thus he is to progress to increasing his range, strength and coordination. Is now more comfortable out of the saddle, probably two or three days from pulling really hard. Good news!
SVEIN – Has been training hard for the last couple of days in Tenerife. He has no real complaints about his knee, but his hip is giving him a lot of grief. Most likely secondary to an altered position while riding in the early days of his return, and also from the ITB, which was bashed up in the fall itself.