World number one showjumper Eric Lamaze will be out for up to three weeks after breaking his foot.
Eric, who heads the most recent Rolex Rankings, had to withdraw from the Global Champions’ Tour’s stage of Chantilly (23-27 July) after breaking a bone in his left foot.
He underwent surgery yesterday (Tuesday 20 July).
Eric broke the bone competing in the first round of the grand prix of Aachen on Sunday (18 July), in Aachen, Germany.
He said he heard a crack and felt pain upon landing after the ‘c’ element of the triple combination.
But Lamaze and his Olympic gold medal partner, Hickstead, went on to complete two clean rounds before the jump-off where they again jumped clear in the fastest time to win the grand prix of Aachen over Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer.
Eric said yesterday “They are going to operate and put some screws in it.
“This is the more aggressive approach — it is the fastest way to come back. It should take two to three weeks to heal. Luckily, it was a clean break.”