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Old 12-21-12, 22:15
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Or Gerdemann, who took about 3 years to return to a somewhat decent level (I thought he was doing ok last year)
Yes, but with Gerdemann, it might have other reasons. He had this crash in Tirreno 2008, and was great in autumn 2008, at Tour de lŽAin, some one-day races and especially Deutschland Tour.
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Old 12-22-12, 11:29
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Ballan didn't just break a femur...
He has been on surgery two times already (one for the spleen and one for the femur). Now doctors are confident he should be fine but there's still risk they'll be forced to remove his kidney. In that case his career would be basically over.
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Old 12-22-12, 12:08
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Ballan didn't just break a femur...
He has been on surgery two times already (one for the spleen and one for the femur). Now doctors are confident he should be fine but there's still risk they'll be forced to remove his kidney. In that case his career would be basically over.
Maarten Tjallingii has one kidney.
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Old 12-22-12, 12:10
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Maarten Tjallingii has one kidney.
ok.
his top-rider career would be basically over.
What now?
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Old 12-22-12, 12:28
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his top-rider career would be basically over.
What now?
Just sayin', it's possible to be a pro rider at a decent level with one kidney. Every other interpretation is your own.
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Old 12-22-12, 12:39
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Just sayin', it's possible to be a pro rider at a decent level with one kidney. Every other interpretation is your own.
Ofc it's my assumption. If you think losing a kidney will have no effect on his career is your interpretation. None of us will know the truth until we see it I guess.
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Maarten Tjallingii has one kidney.
his whole career?
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Old 12-22-12, 14:42
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his whole career?
Yes. One kidney was removed when he was two years old, due to a tumor.
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Old 12-22-12, 15:42
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Yes. One kidney was removed when he was two years old, due to a tumor.
It is possible that due to the young age the other kidney has adapted to handling the amount of work for two kidneys. But at Ballan's age it is quite hard to recover.
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Old 12-24-12, 14:55
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