Zanardi Moves To Hospital Closer To Home

Former CART IndyCar and F1 driver Alex Zanardi’s condition has stabilized allowing the Italian Paralympic icon to move to a hospital closer to his home as he recovers from a horrific road accident.

In a statement, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan said on Saturday the 54-year-old “has been transferred to a hospital in Padua”.

Zanardi has “reached a physical and neurological condition of general stability which has allowed the transfer to another hospital facility and the consequent approach to the family home,” the hospital added.

Zanardi underwent carnio-facial reconstruction after suffering serious head injuries when his handbike crashed into an oncoming truck during a race in Tuscany on June 19.

He was transferred to the Milan hospital on July 24 “in conditions of severe neurological and systemic instability”.

“In the last two months, he has also been able to undertake a path of physical and cognitive rehabilitation,” the hospital added.