Originally Posted by Gloin22
This will put his 2013 season way behind. Giro might not be targeted if he doesn't recover fast enough.
Broken ribs is not great, but not as bad as it could have been.
Cyclists can recover quickly from broken ribs... JVDB had broken ribs that punctured his lung at the Tour and he was already back for the Vuelta. Tom Boonen also broke his ribs at the Tour de Pologne, but was back in time for the Olympics.
Terrible story, but it doesn't seem like something that will have much effect on his career. Perhaps he'll have a slower start than this year, but other than that he should be ok for the rest of the season.
Boonen broke his wrist in the Vuelta last year and look at the year he had now.