Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee, has recently undergone successful ankle surgery.
The operation, carried out to remove a bone spur that had caused problems in the surrounding joints and muscles, has been a relief for the British athlete.
What did the operation consist of?
The operation to which he underwent Alistair Brownlee aimed remove a bone spur on her ankle, a bony prominence had formed and was causing discomfort and pain.
This bone spur was interfering with the surrounding joints and muscles, ipreventing Brownlee from running properly.
Now, with the problematic bone removed, Brownlee is expected to make a full recovery and return to peak form to compete in triathlon events before the end of the year.
The surgical intervention was a pcrucial to ensure that the athlete can continue his career without the limitations that this ankle problem was imposing on him.
“It is a great relief that we have removed something that has caused me so much trouble.”
In a post on Instagram, Brownlee shared her experience: “I have been struggling with ankle pain for the past few months.
A few weeks ago I had surgery on my ankle to remove a bone spur, which had been causing a lot of problems and was preventing me from running properly.
It is a great shame to miss the next few competitions, but it is also a great relief that we have removed something that has caused me so much trouble.”
See this post on Instagram
A season without a world cup
The injury prevented him from competing in several IRONMAN events and robbed him of the opportunity to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship in Nice.
Brownlee's absence in this test will be notable, since he is always a guarantee of a show and would undoubtedly be one of the favourites.
This isn't the first time Brownlee has faced injury issues. In the summer of 2021, she also underwent ankle surgery after what she described as "three months of hell" going through pain.
Now with this surgery and a period of rest and recovery ahead, Brownlee hopes to be able to compete again by the end of the year, possibly in November or December.