September 19, 2020

Zanardi leaves the ICU after showing “significant clinical improvements” – La Provincia


The condition of the Italian Alex Zanardi, former pilot of Formula 1 and Paralympic cycling championor, have you experienced “significant clinical improvements”, according to the Milan hospital where he is still admitted this Wednesday.

Zanardi, 53, has fighting for his life since last June 19, when crashed his ‘handbike’ into a truck during a competition in Tuscany.

“The patient has responded (to intensive care treatment) with significant clinical improvements“San Raffaele Hospital said in a statement. As a result, Zanardi you are no longer in intensive care and “he is currently being treated and treated” in a semi-intensive care department, the hospital added.

Zanardi, who suffered severe brain and head injuries, was initially hospitalized in Siena, where he they operated three times and kept him in an induced coma for weeks. On July 21, he was transferred to a rehabilitation clinic, but his condition worsened again, which led to hospitalization in San Raffaele on July 24 and a fourth surgery the following day.

The Italian has been disabled since 2001, when lost both legs in a CART Championship accident at the German EuroSpeedway Lausitz circuit. After that near-fatal accident, he switched from car racing to para-cycling and won four gold and two silver medals at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games.

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