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Lance Armstrong gets plate, 12 screws in collarbone

AUSTIN, Texas ” Lance Armstrong is recovering from surgery on his broken collarbone.

His surgeon says Armstrong’s collarbone was broken in four pieces, making the surgery more challenging. Dr. Doug Elenz inserted a steel plate and 12 screws to stabilize the collarbone.

Elenz says the 37-year-old cyclist was in surgery for about three hours Wednesday and must take a few days off before he can resume training on a stationary bike.

Armstrong, who has a home in Aspen, Colorado, has said he still hopes to ride in the Giro d’Italia in May and the Tour de France in July.


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