ROME — Former System A single driver and Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi, very seriously hurt in a handbike incident ten times in the past, has gone through neurological surgical treatment for a next time, a medical center assertion stated on Monday.
The Santa Maria alle Scotte medical center in Siena stated that the surgical treatment lasted all over 2½ several hours and that Zanardi, who experienced serious head injuries in the incident on June 19, was sedated and intubated in the intensive care unit.
“His ailment continues to be stable from the cardio-respiratory and metabolic point of see, serious from the neurological point of see,” stated the assertion. Healthcare facility director Roberto Gusinu stated that a next surgical treatment had been envisaged by doctors beforehand.
The 53-yr-old Italian is an inspirational determine in the worlds of motorsport and Paralympics, a hugely well known and good competitor who returned from life-changing injuries with a smile.
Both of those his legs had been amputated above the knee, with his heart halting 7 times as he shed all but a liter of the blood in his overall body, right after a horrific crash in a Champ motor vehicle race at the Lausitzring in Germany in September 2001.
He later on turned to paracycling and gained a full of four Paralympic gold medals, two every single at London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and raced in 2019’s Rolex 24 Hrs of Daytona.