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      06-19-2020, 01:35 PM   #1
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Alex Zanardi in serious condition after crash

https://www.bbc.com/sport/motorsport/53115622

Poor guy, a true hero. I'll never forget that Indycar crash.

Pray for his recovery.
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He was just interviewed by "ON THE GRID" Youtube site a day or two back.

Memories of Nicky Hayden... hope things turn out good.
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Sad to say it looks a lot like the best outcome will be shumacher-ish. In a report it was stated he had a sunken forehead, which means there WILL be brain damage to the frontal lobe, which pretty much is involved in everything relating to function\personality\memory etc etc .

Lets hope he can recover and has a speedy recovery, but imho its unlikely . Always liked him since I watched him in CART.
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Sad to say it looks a lot like the best outcome will be shumacher-ish. In a report it was stated he had a sunken forehead, which means there WILL be brain damage to the frontal lobe, which pretty much is involved in everything relating to function\personality\memory etc etc .

Lets hope he can recover and has a speedy recovery, but imho its unlikely . Always liked him since I watched him in CART.
That is just horrible. I didn't know the situation was that serious.

Pray for Alex.
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That is just horrible. I didn't know the situation was that serious.

Pray for Alex.
Alex Zanardi undergoes 2nd brain surgery => https://www.espn.com/racing/story/_/...handbike-crash
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Sad to say it looks a lot like the best outcome will be shumacher-ish. In a report it was stated he had a sunken forehead, which means there WILL be brain damage to the frontal lobe, which pretty much is involved in everything relating to function\personality\memory etc etc .

Lets hope he can recover and has a speedy recovery, but imho its unlikely . Always liked him since I watched him in CART.
Please..I hope you are very wrong.
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Please..I hope you are very wrong.
My friend . The skull of his forehead is broken with very serious brain and eye damage .
His helmet was pulled off by the impact of the accident .He has also large blood clots on his brain .
That's why a 2nd brain surgery was required ...
Not good !
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My friend . The skull of his forehead is broken with very serious brain and eye damage .
His helmet was pulled off by the impact of the accident .He has also large blood clots on his brain .
That's why a 2nd brain surgery was required ...
Not good !
My friend I cannot imagine what he looks like at this time, those damn thin biking helmets are clearly useless..it came off!
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My friend I cannot imagine what he looks like at this time, those damn thin biking helmets are clearly useless..it came off!
Indeed my friend . But let us not forget , the obstacle was a moving truck .
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Indeed my friend . But let us not forget , the obstacle was a moving truck .
Of course and when Alex was out of control,as reported,not being able to brake or steer coherently then the closing speed must not bear thinking about and the 'pudding bowl' bike helmet offered little protection.
He always tried so hard in every race that he was in.
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Of course and when Alex was out of control,as reported,not being able to brake or steer coherently then the closing speed must not bear thinking about and the 'pudding bowl' bike helmet offered little protection.
He always tried so hard in every race that he was in.
As you know my friend , it was a handbike in a downhill straightaway just before a slight curve in the road .
This means Alex "lay flat" with his "head forward" ....
Damn this is so sad !
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As you know my friend , it was a handbike in a downhill straightaway just before a slight curve in the road .
This means Alex "lay flat" with his "head forward" ....
Damn this is so sad !
From that position it would explain the helmet coming off with contact head on, he could have rolled it over with his strength but then may have been run over by the truck wheels. In that situation there was little he could do heading for the truck at speed but use his arms to stave off the impact..it's sickening.
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Of course and when Alex was out of control,as reported,not being able to brake or steer coherently then the closing speed must not bear thinking about and the 'pudding bowl' bike helmet offered little protection.
He always tried so hard in every race that he was in.
My friends -
Such a tragic time for Alex and his family; we are hopeful he survives and recovers to the extent that his quality of life is the best that it can be based upon his his reality.
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Sad..Hope he recovers
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its so sad to see such a warrior in this condition..
if recovery is possible he ll manage to do it...
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its so sad to see such a warrior in this condition..
if recovery is possible he ll manage to do it...
Yes mate . It really is very sad .
Was reading yesterday about his latest situation and condition . According neurologists Zanardi had a 3th medical brain surgery with a face reconstruction .
Probably if he wakes up , he will be blind by the damage of his eyes . At the scene of the accident one eye was already gone ...
Very ! Very sad indeed !
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Yes mate . It really is very sad .
Was reading yesterday about his latest situation and condition . According neurologists Zanardi had a 3th medical brain surgery with a face reconstruction .
Probably if he wakes up , he will be blind by the damage of his eyes . At the scene of the accident one eye was already gone ...
Very ! Very sad indeed !
Well said my MBelgium friend -
Alex is in another fight for his life and we send hope and healing.
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Yes mate . It really is very sad .
Was reading yesterday about his latest situation and condition . According neurologists Zanardi had a 3th medical brain surgery with a face reconstruction .
Probably if he wakes up , he will be blind by the damage of his eyes . At the scene of the accident one eye was already gone ...
Very ! Very sad indeed !
We know a head into a lorry bumper with cycle going downhill only means one thing...Myself as I'm sure everyone on here is praying at least some sight and sound returns to Zanardi.
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Well said my MBelgium friend -
Alex is in another fight for his life and we send hope and healing.
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We know a head into a lorry bumper with cycle going downhill only means one thing...Myself as I'm sure everyone on here is praying at least some sight and sound returns to Zanardi.
Yes my friends . As we know Alex is a real fighter . Let us hope he can fight it through this nightmare as well...
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Yes my friends . As we know Alex is a real fighter . Let us hope he can fight it through this nightmare as well...
My friends -
Alex has endured so very much in this life - the 2001 tragedy seemed unsurvivable....may he survive the unsurvivable yet again.
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More bad news:

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