Mañana pasaremos por quirófano para extraer este clavo intramedular de la tibia y mandar los dolores a paseo 😉 pic.twitter.com/3dbkiaIwob
— jose joaquin rojas (@jjrojillas) October 9, 2017
His results were impressive. He took the fifth place at the Amstel Gold Race, picked up top 10 finishes on stages of the Vuelta and the Volta a Catalunya and even managed to complete both the Giro and the Vuelta.
Operación finalizada y todo perfecto !! Ahora con unos gramos menos fuera del cuerpo gracias @DrEsparzaRos y @JFAbellan mis salvadores pic.twitter.com/kwbstoQ18r
— jose joaquin rojas (@jjrojillas) October 10, 2017
Now, after more than a year of living with a rod inside his body, doctors finally removed it, leaving Rojas to pose with the piece of metal for a very impressive photograph. He even joked he was going to have a better watts-per-kilogram ratio, now that he lost the metal weight.