— The patient 24 hours after operation remains in a stable condition from the point of view of neurology, the overall picture remains serious. Zanardi is in intensive care, he was put into an artificial coma and is on ventilator. Predictions about his recovery, not voiced, — say the representatives of the hospital.
Zanardi competed in the “Formula 1” racing series, CART. In 2001, the race in Germany, he suffered serious injuries, doctors were forced to amputate both his legs. Some time later, the Italian returned to racing and took up Cycling with manual control, winning four gold Paralympic games.