Italian auto racing champion-turned Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi was transferred to a hospital in Padua on Saturday to proceed his restoration, greater than 5 months after he was significantly 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 typically 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 residence,” the San Raffaele hospital in Milan stated in a press release.
The 54-year-old Zanardi suffered critical facial and cranial trauma within the crash and was put in a medically induced coma. Medical doctors have warned of doable mind injury.
Zanardi misplaced each of his legs in an auto racing crash almost 20 years in the past. He received 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.