MILAN (AP) — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was again released from intensive care on Wednesday after showing “significant improvements.”
Zanardi was moved back into intensive care last month, just three days after being transferred to a neurological rehabilitation center. He was seriously injured in a handbike crash in June.
“The patient has responded with significant clinical improvements,” read a statement from the Milan hospital where he is being treated.
“For that reason he is currently being treated with semi intensive care at the Operational Unit of Neurorianimation.”
Zanardi underwent three delicate surgeries at a hospital in Siena to stabilize him and reconstruct his severely damaged face after crashing into an oncoming truck during a relay event near the Tuscan town of Pienza on June 19..