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Jalabert still not ready to go home

By VeloNews Interactive

French cyclist Laurent Jalabert, who’s been in the hospital for the last week after falling off a ladder at his home, and fracturing three vertebrae in his lower back, could be heading home soon, according to his CSC-World Online team.

But for now doctors at the hospital in Geneva have suggested Jalabert stick around at least a few more days.

“The most important thing is that he returns to normal life,” said CSC director Johnny Weltz. “It’s not much fun to stay in the hospital. But it’s necessary to keep him there for a few more days, and look after these fractures that can’t be operated on, and require some curing time.” Jalabert’s morale is said to be improving, but he is still having difficulty walking.

Copyright AFP 2001