Cycling

Jaw surgery for Swiss star Kueng after Paris-Roubaix crash

2018-04-10 17:39
Stefan Kueng (Twitter)
Stefan Kueng (Twitter)

Paris - Swiss rider Stefan Kueng has undergone surgery on his jaw following a crash in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix cycling classic, his BMC team announced on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines as he recovers from his fall on the first section of the one-day race's infamous cobbled sections.

Kueng serves in the BMC team as lieutenant to Belgian Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet.

"Stefan will be confined to a liquid diet for some time to minimise movement of his jaw but he is able to speak," said BMC doctor Max Testa.

The weekend's Paris-Roubaix was tainted by tragedy with the fatal heart attack suffered by 23-year-old Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts.

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