The signs are looking even more positive for Juan Manuel Correa as the days pass by. According to a statement from the driver and his family, he was admitted into a planned operation to reconstruct his lower right extremity. After spending nearly 17 hours in the operating room, there was good news for the 20-year-old, as the surgery was successful.
However, the days that followed were quite difficult for the Alfa Romeo junior driver. Since he underwent Orthopedic Flap and External Fixation Surgeries, the next 2–3 days were critical in terms of seeing how his recovery would be.
Apparently, during the procedure, doctors were forced to remove more bone material than expected. In addition to that, they also had to tackle a number of blood vessel issues. However, the good news is that the primary objective of the surgery was achieved.
For now, Juan Manuel Correa will remain as a patient in the London hospital, where he was admitted. Then, in two weeks time, the American F2 driver is scheduled for one more surgery, which will be less complex than the Orthopedic Flap and External Fixation Surgeries.
According to doctors’ estimates, Correa will likely be discharged from the hospital in six weeks. Unfortunately, he is fas from 100% fit, so he will be put on the road to recovery. 2020 will be a year full of physical therapy, rehabilitation and corrective surgeries. The aim will be for him to regain the full use of his right foot and ankle.
“These past few weeks have been extremely tough, tougher than anything I have ever faced both physically and mentally. I understand my future regarding the recovery of my legs, specifically my right leg is still quite uncertain, and that my physical rehab will be extremely long and complicated. I am still processing everything that has, and is, happening,” explained Juan Manuel Correa, speaking for the first time since the crash.
“I want to thank every single person who one way or another has shown me their support. I am humbled by the immense number of caring and affectionate messages I have received. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and know that your encouragement and positivity have made a difference.”