March 3, 2021

Fernando Alonso leaves the Bern hospital where he was operated after his accident


An image of Fernando Alonso.

An image of Fernando Alonso.
Reuters

The Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso left the Bern hospital on his own Monday where was jaw operated last Friday, February 12, after bicycle accident he suffered the day before near his home in Lugano (southern Switzerland).

Images broadcast by the Cuatro television network on Twitter show Alonso leaving the hospital with a health worker, no major signs of the accident showing on your face (although part of it is covered by the anticovid mask).

The Asturian is now expected to pass a few weeks of recovery, and his surroundings trust that in a month he will be ready to compete, so he could be at the start of the World Championship, scheduled for the end of March at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

On Thursday, February 11, Alonso collided with the right side of a car crossing the street to enter a supermarket.

The pilot was transferred that same day to a hospital in Bern, the Swiss capital, where had maxillofacial surgery to correct the upper jaw, affected in an accident in which Alonso also lost several teeth.

The pilot’s team, Alpine F1, with which Alonso prepares his return to the premier category of motorsport after three years of absence, reported on Friday that the surgery had been carried out successfully, and that the pilot would remain 48 hours under observation.

Doctors have recommended complete rest, although in mid-March he already has pre-season training sessions at the Bahrain circuit, which, if he can attend, he may have to do it with a slightly adapted helmet so that the jaw is as stable as possible during the race.

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