Marlen Reusser set for jaw surgery on Tuesday following Tour of Flanders crash

SD Worx-Protime's Swiss national champion suffered a fractured jaw along with eight broken teeth in Sunday's crash at the Tour of Flanders

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Marlen Reusser at the start of an ill-fated Tour of Flanders

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Marlen Reusser at the start of an ill-fated Tour of Flanders

SD Worx-Protime released a statement on X that Marlen Reusser will undergo surgery on her fractured jaw that she suffered as a result of a crash during the Tour of Flanders.

The crash happened with only 10 kilometres of racing under the wheels and saw both Reusser and Lizzie Deignan (Lidl-Trek) abandon with broken bones. Recalling the incident, Reusser said, “A rider crashed in front of me and I had no chance to avoid her.”

It was obvious from the race coverage that something was not right with Reusser seen holding her mouth whilst sitting on the roadside. It was later confirmed after an examination at the hospital in Belgium that the right-hand side of her jaw was fractured.

On Monday, Reusser received further examinations from medical professionals that have revealed that along with the fractured jaw, she also suffered eight broken teeth and both ear canals were also injured.

"The current Swiss champion underwent further examinations today at the Inselspital in Bern with the following diagnosis: in addition to the jaw, both ear canals and eight teeth are also broken. The 32-year-old will undergo surgery tomorrow, Tuesday, and will have to wear splints for around four weeks," read the statement from SD Worx-Protime.

“I’m doing well and I’m in good spirits that I’ll soon be completely healthy again,” added Reusser, with the three-time European time trial champion also uploading photos of herself from hospital on Instagram.

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Due to the nature of the injuries she sustained, Reusser will miss Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift this coming weekend with her return to racing at this time unclear.

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