Tom suffered the injury whilst training out in Andorra on Monday. His team, INEOS Grenadiers posted a statement on their website on 2 June following the incident.
The team said:
Tom suffered a broken collar bone and underwent surgery at a hospital in Girona this morning. The injury means he will not be racing in the Tour de Suisse which begins this weekend.
Tom is doing well and is already looking ahead and focussed on his rehabilitation. While this means he won’t be able to start at the Tour de Suisse this week as planned, he will get back to training as soon as possible and prepare for the rest of the season.Kurt Bogaerts, INEOS Coach.
Last month we spoke to British Cycling XC Head Coach, Simon Watts who confirmed that Tom was on the shortlist for the Tokyo Olympics. It appears that his coach is still hopeful that Tom will be able to compete in the Olympics.
It has been reported that Tom was hit by a car whilst training.
Tom’s coach, Kurt Bogaerts told Belgian broadcaster Sporza that Tom was hit from the side by a car but will be back to training as normal as soon as possible. It is hoped that he will be ready to race on 4 July at the XC World Cup in Les Gets.
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