Froome: I’ve had a bloody ter­ri­ble year

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY PHIL CARDY

CHRIS Froome’s ac­ci­den­thit year has con­tin­ued af­ter he sliced his thumb open with a kitchen knife.

Medics had to op­er­ate on the four-times Tour de France cham­pion.

Yesterday he tweeted a pic from his hos­pi­tal bed with the mes­sage: “Stupidly cut my thumb with a kitchen knife and had to have surgery to put the ten­don back to­gether last night.

“Stuck giv­ing a thumbs-up for a cou­ple of weeks.

“This is not my year. Can’t wait for 2020.”

In June he lost four pints of blood af­ter hit­ting a wall at 40mph, break­ing his neck, fe­mur, el­bow, hip and ribs.

Froome, 34, missed this year’s Tour De France but was back in the sad­dle just 10 weeks later.

He said: “I was in­cred­i­bly lucky not to be more se­ri­ously in­jured.”

THUMBS UP Cy­clist Froome

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