Anywho, Lance has never broken his collarbone before, which in itself says something about the dude. I have to say that I actually am gaining respect for Sir Lance (especially after he knocked syringe dude into the snow bank at the TOC.)
Collarbone breaks do not entail the usage of a cast. Think about it. Where would the cast go? They give you this horrible brace kind of thingy, that makes your shoulders stay back. Sleeping is miserable because unfortunately in an unconscious state you have a tendency to roll around (usually onto the side of said collarbone) and then wake up screaming for vicodin. Or in my case children's Bayer.
Typically, collarbones and cyclists take about 4-6 weeks before the dude can be in serious contention again. And if I'm doing my math correctly this is the end of March and the Giro is in May. I highly doubt that Lance will be in the Giro. And I do actually feel bad for the dude.
I know that my fellow fan girls may not share my empathy, but I do wish Lance a speedy recovery.........BECAUSE CONTADOR NEEDS A WATER BOTTLE CARRIER! And because he probably would work for AC in the Tour.