MILAN — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was transferred to a hospital in Padua on Saturday to proceed his restoration, greater than 5 months after he was severely injured in a handbike crash.
Zanardi underwent a number of surgical procedures at hospitals in Siena and later in Milan to stabilize him and reconstruct his severely broken face after crashing into an oncoming truck throughout a relay occasion close to the Tuscan city of Pienza on June 19.
“The affected person has reached a usually secure bodily and neurological situation that permitted his switch to a different hospital geared up with all the required medical specialties and nearer to the household house,” the San Raffaele hospital in Milan mentioned in a press release.
Zanardi, 54, suffered critical facial and cranial trauma within the crash and was put in a medically induced coma. Medical doctors have warned of potential mind injury.
Zanardi misplaced each of his legs in an auto racing crash practically 20 years in the past. He gained 4 gold medals and two silvers on the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics. He additionally competed within the New York Metropolis Marathon and set an Ironman report in his class.