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Alex Zanardi In Serious Condition After Road Accident

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Involved in an accident with a heavy truck while riding his handbike, suffered severe head injuries, has been airlifted to a hospital and is undergoing surgery now :( 

This is awful. Hope he pulls through...

 

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Really hope he recovers! Sounds horrible just reading about it :( :(

 

 

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The surgery is complete, he's been transfered to intensive care.

 

Another update on his status is expected tomorrow morning.

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He made it through the night, is in a stable but serious condition. Induced coma, apparently, is being intubated, neurological condition very serious. 😢

“Regarding the clinical conditions of the athlete Alex Zanardi, hospitalised from 1800 on June 19 in very serious conditions at the Santa Maria alle Scotte polyclinic following a road accident that occurred in the province of Siena, the Health Directorate of the Aou Senese informs that the patient, subjected to a delicate neurosurgical intervention on the evening of June 19, and subsequently transferred to intensive care, has stable hemodynamic and metabolic parameters.

“He is intubated and supported by artificial ventilation while the neurological picture remains serious.”

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One more neurosurgery for Zanardi... Still in serious condition :( 

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This is good!

 

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Doctors at the hospital treating ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi have begun the process of bringing him out a medically induced coma.

The 53-year-old Italian, a four-time Paralympic gold medallist, suffered severe head injuries in a crash with a lorry on his hand cycle on 19 June.

A statement from the Aou Senese Hospital in Siena where he is being treated said his neurological condition remained “serious” and that it would take “a few days” to complete “further evaluation”.

Zanardi’s prognosis remains confidential and a further update will be issued next week, the statement said.

Zanardi has become a global sporting icon for the resilience he has shown returning to action after losing his legs in an accident in a race in the US-based Champ Car championship at Germany’s Lausitzring in 2001.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53438302

 

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5 minutes ago, Tommy said:

 

That's great news... Hopefully he makes a full recovery without any serious long term consequences, he's had enough of bad luck already :( 

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There have been some updates on Zanardi's condition, he's still hospitalised, but has reportedly regained his sight and hearing, and is able to react to external stimuli and communicate using hand gestures. Doctors think he will regain the majority of his brain functions! 

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1 minute ago, nudge said:

There have been some updates on Zanardi's condition, he's still hospitalised, but has reportedly regained his sight and hearing, and is able to react to external stimuli and communicate using hand gestures. Doctors think he will regain the majority of his brain functions! 

That is so good to hear. The guy has been through enough. 

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1 minute ago, Tommy said:

That is so good to hear. The guy has been through enough. 

Absolutely, I was worried about lack of news, so it's very good to hear he's on the path of recovery.

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Fantastic to hear. Doctors are miracle-workers. The human body itself is magic.

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19 minutes ago, Stan said:

The human body itself is magic.

Indeed. Makes you think about living healthier too. The human body does so much for us, so why do we have to treat it that badly? :35_thinking:

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1 minute ago, Tommy said:

Indeed. Makes you think about living healthier too. The human body does so much for us, so why do we have to treat it that badly? :35_thinking:

Sorry but if my body craves KFC every now and then, I must obey.

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Just now, Stan said:

Sorry but if my body craves KFC every now and then, I must obey.

Döner Kebab for me. But hey, it has salad in it. 

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14 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Indeed. Makes you think about living healthier too. The human body does so much for us, so why do we have to treat it that badly? :35_thinking:

What are you talking about? :ph34r:

drinking-alcohol-beer-influence-your-bod

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Just now, nudge said:

What are you talking about? :ph34r:

drinking-alcohol-beer-influence-your-bod

I must be indestructable. 

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More good news: reports from Italy state that Zanardi has said his first words since the accident and is now able to communicate verbally thanks to a successful surgery :) That man is truly the epitome of never-give-up attitude!

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