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Chrissie Wellington Has Wrist Surgery After Bike Crash

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jan 7, 2010
Chrissie Wellington earned her third-straight Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10, 2009. Photo: Jay Prasuhn

Three-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington underwent wrist surgery after being involved in a bike accident on Saturday, January 2. According to Wellington’s website, she underwent surgery on Monday, January 4 to insert wires into her wrist. She also says she expects to be in a cast for six weeks.

Chrissie Wellington earned her third-straight Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10, 2009. Photo: Jay Prasuhn

Here is the complete statement from Chrissie Wellington’s website, posted on Wednesday, January 6:

“It has been a rough a few days but I wanted to update everyone by informing you that I fell off my bike during a ride on Saturday 2 January.  The fall resulted in a few broken fingers and bones in my hand, wrist and arm.  I underwent an operation on Monday 4 January to insert some wires in my wrist.  The operation was a success and I am back home today.  I should be out of plaster within 6 weeks.  The good news is I will be staying in the Uk for the TCR Show and the 220 Awards Dinner so I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible over those days in February (13th/14th). Smiles, Chrissie.”

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of Triathlete.com. She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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