Alex Zanardi’s Wife Provides Crucial Update on His Health After His Near-Fatal Accident

Published 12/20/2021, 6:57 AM EST


Accidents can happen both on and off-track.  Former IndyCar champion and Paralympic hero, Alex Zanardi suffered a horrible accident during the Obiettivo Tricolore handbike relay event in June 2020. Now eighteen months after the incident the Italian driver is out of the hospital.

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After several operations, his wife, Daniela gives updates on Alex, stating that he has left the hospital, and would continue to recover from his injuries at home.

Alex Zanardi is out of the hospital after eighteen months following an accident

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In June 2020, Zanardi was at the Obiettivo Tricolore handbike relay when crashed into a truck which led to a horrible accident. After numerous surgeries, the IndyCar champion is out of the hospital after eighteen months.

In an interview as quoted by Motorsport.com, Daniela said, “The recovery continues to be a long process. The rehabilitation programme led by doctors, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists and speech therapists has enabled steady progress.”

“Of course, setbacks are there and can still occur. Sometimes you also have to make two steps back in order to make one step forward. But Alex proves again and again that he is a real fighter.”

“An important step was that Alex was able to leave hospital a few weeks ago and is back at home with us now. We had to wait very long for this and are very happy that it was possible now, even if there are still temporary stays in special clinics planned for the future to carry out special rehabilitation measures on site.”

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Regarding her hopes for her husband’s future recovery, she added, “You still can’t predict how his recovery will further develop. It is still a long and challenging way that Alex tackles with a lot of fighting spirit.”

“It is a big help for him and us that we receive so much support on this way, not only from the doctors and therapists that intensively work with him. Our friends are always there for us. This includes the BMW Group family which we can always count on and that is firmly at our side also in this difficult time.

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Seeing that he suffered a horrible accident, the world of motorsports wishes that the former IndyCar champion has a speedy recovery.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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