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Lionel Sanders, injured will not be able to run between 9 and 12 weeks.

You have confirmed a stress fracture in the sacrum

The Canadian triathlete Lionel Sanders has confirmed a sacral fracture, so you will have to Stop running completely between 9 and 12 weeksalthough Sanders will look on the bright side and focus on mimprove your swimming technique to be a more complete triathlete.

"Unfortunately, the MRI was positive for a sacral fracture"

This injury is important but other important triathletes like Jan Frodeno have already suffered it and now he is competing at a great level. The Canadian it is not easy to get the Slot to Kona, since when he returns to training there will not be too much time for it, although this athlete is capable of everything and studies say that the athletes recover their competitive level in 3-4 months.

This informs the doctor David López Capape on his website about this injury:

  • Career and walking too much should be avoided for a variable time of about six to eight weeks depending on each case and the evolution.
  • It can be done activity in download as bicycle and pool.
  • It is also important to make a lumbopelvic stabilization exercise therapy. Physical therapy can also add magnetotherapy.
  • If clinically good progress can be started from very gradual way to perform running training on foot.
  • The injury can be controlled with new MRI studies, which the only drawback they have is the expense involved.
  • Most athletes recover the previous level of training in three or four months.

This is what Lionel published in Social Networks:

"Sorry for the silence. It has been quite difficult for me to get some definitive answers. After 3 weeks of trying different healing modalities without success, for what I thought was a nervous breakdown, I finally went to see a sports doctor. Although the symptoms did not indicate a fracture, he ordered an MRI to rule it out 100%.

Unfortunately, the MRI was positive for a sacral fracture. On March 19 I did a brick workout where my buttock started to hurt. I didn't warm up for the performance part, and I thought it had taken a funny step and aggravated my sciatic nerve. Three weeks of rest, massage, physical therapy, and although he was improving, it was still too painful to run.

I got the MRI back and called my mother to tell her the news and she asked if I had fallen. This reminded me that in my bike training on March 18 I went up to a water source and tried to stay cool and balanced at the source while having a drink. I lost my balance and fell directly onto my hip / butt, without having time to let go.

The shame was far greater than any pain, so I immediately got on my bike and left. The next day I became symptomatic.

The doctor believes that the bone was probably already weakened to fracture in this type of trauma. Then the next couple of workouts of the day took him completely to the limit. Unfortunately, I am out of the running for 9-12 weeks.

However, there is always a silver lining, and I will take advantage of this time to work hard on my swim and other deficiencies that could have contributed to this injury. We plan to document the entire process.

You can mark my words that on the other side of this thing, I will be a stronger and better athlete. I want to sincerely thank all my friends, family, and sponsors who have been incredibly supportive of what has been a tough few weeks."

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Sorry for the silence. It has taken me quite a while to get some definite answers. After 3 weeks of trying different healing modalities with no success, for what I thought to be a nerve impingement, I finally went to see a sports doctor. Though the symptoms weren't indicating a fracture, I have ordered an MRI to rule it out 100%. Sadly the MRI came back positive for a sacral fracture. On March 19th I did a brick workout where my glute started to hurt. I didn't do a warmup for the run portion, and figured I had stepped a little funny and aggravated my sciatic nerve. Three weeks of rest, massages, physical therapy and though it was getting better, it was still too painful to run. I got the MRI back and called my mom to tell her the news and she asked me if I had failed. This then reminded me that on my bike workout on March 18th I rode up to a water fountain and tried to be cool and balance at the fountain while taking a drink. I lost my balance and fell over directly onto my hip / butt, without having time to unclip. The embarrassment was far greater than any pain, so I immediately got back onto my bike and rode away. The next day I became symptomatic. The doctor thinks the bone was likely already weakened to fracture under this sort of trauma. Then the next couple of day's training took it completely over the edge. Unfortunately, I am off running for 9-12 weeks. There is always a silver lining though, and I will take this time to work hard on my swim, and other deficiencies that could have contributed to this injury. We plan to document the whole process. You can mark my words that on the other side of this thing, I will be a stronger and better athlete. I want to sincerely thank all of my friends, family and sponsors who have been incredibly supportive in what has been a tough last couple of weeks. #nolimits

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