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Alex Zanardi returns home a year and a half after his serious accident

Alex Zanardi was able to return home to continue his rehabilitation after a serious accident with his handbike (manual tricycle) in June 2020, announced his wife Daniela.

A year and a half after the accident for which he was subjected to several operations on his head, Zanardi "was able to leave the hospital a few weeks ago" and return home, "said his wife.

“After this long stay in the hospital, it is important for him to return to his family environment. Due to the COVID situation, Alex has only had people with masks and protective equipment around him for a year and a half, "continued Daniela.

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“Rehabilitation continues to be a long process, with constant progress. Alex shows that he is a true fighter ", emphasizes his wife.

Alex Zanardi, 55, became one of the great figures in sports for the disabled - winner of four Paralympic gold medals in the discipline of cycling - after having both legs amputated in 2001 due to an accident during a race of the IndyCar Championship.

In June 2020, he suffered a serious head injury during an accident during a race in Tuscany using his manual tricycle. He crashed into a truck and sustained multiple fractures to his face. Hospitalized for the first time in Milan, he was transferred to a hospital in Padua, closer to his home, a year ago.


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