March 19/06 11:58 am - Bessette Out of Games
Posted by Editor on 03/19/06
We have confirmed that Lyne Bessette has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games. Bessette dislocated her left shoulder while training on the mountain bike course last Wednesday. Things looked promising as late as yesterday evening, with her coach Erik van den Eynde saying that Lyne was riding her bike and had been training well on a stationary bike. Today was to be the test of riding in the time trial position, but before she had a chance, Bessette reinjured her shoulder, suffering another dislocation at the athlete village. It was not injured while training, but when undertaking daily activities. bessette went to the hospital for an MRI scan, and is expected to head back to Canada as early as tomorrow. Erinne Willock will take her place in the time trial.