This Tuesday, June 30 at the end of the afternoon, the Santa Maria elle Scotte hospital in Siena released a new health bulletin concerning Alessandro Zanardi. The Italian pilot, victim of a serious road accident when he went out on a handbike on Friday June 19, remains in serious condition.
In fact, doctors report the latest news about the former double champion of CART. “Regarding the clinical conditions of Alessandro Zanardi, hospitalized at the Santa Maria alle Scotte polyclinic since June 19, the health department of the Sienese hospital-university society informs that, following the second neurosurgical operation he underwent yesterday, the patient, approximately 24 hours after the operation, presents stationary clinical conditions and a stable evolution from the neurological point of view, including the picture remains serious.
Alessandro Zanardi is hospitalized in the intensive care unit, where he remains under sedation and intubation, and the prognosis remains confidential. In agreement with the family, no other medical report will be issued in the absence of significant changes. “
The previous week, Pope Francis had written a handwritten letter to the winner in WTCC in which he addresses his thoughts and prayers.
Admitted to intensive care late Friday, June 19, Alessandro Zanardi underwent heavy 3-hour surgery for serious head and jaw injuries after being rushed to hospital by helicopter.
The 53-year-old Italian, amputated from the legs after a terrible Champ Car accident in 2001 in Lausitzring (Germany), was doing a handbike training session with the Paralympic team when he lost control of his vehicle and ended up on the other side of the road. The multiple Paralympic gold medalist was unable to avoid an oncoming truck.