After breaking his collarbone during a first stage race in Spain on March 23, Lance Armstrong’s hopes of competing in this year’s Tour de France this summer seemed in peril. Back at home in Austin, Texas, his surgery Tuesday morning “went well” says his manager.
“All went well. Lance is in recovery,” the manager affectionately nicknamed “Higs” said on the cyclist’s Twitter page. “Same guy just 12 screws in his collarbone.”
All morning, the champion himself posted messages to keep worried fans updated on his status. “Ready to get this over with,” Armstrong said in the morning a couple hours before heading into surgery.
After his accident, he told reporters: "The crash has put my upcoming calendar in jeopardy but the most important thing for me right now is to get back home and rest up and begin my rehab."
If he can beat testicular cancer then win seven Tour de France races in a row, Armstrong has a pretty good shot of rebounding from this too!