Sure, according to VeloNews, Paolo Bettini's incident where he bounced his knee off his handlebars is no big whoop. Kinda thing that happens a lot, and anyway Bettini overcame more serious injuries last year and did just fine, thanks.
But that was then. When he did not carry on his back Cycling's most treacherous article of clothing. Remember, they said Oscar Freire just "had a little saddle sore" too. Bears watching.