Fernando Alonso has been discharged from hospital and is heading back home where the Alpine driver will continue his recovery after undergoing surgery for a fractured jaw following his cycling crash last week.
Alonso suffered an unfortunate encounter with a car last Thursday while training near his home in Lugano, the Spaniard tumbling head over heels and suffering a fractured jaw and a few broken teeth.
The two-time world champion was confined to his hospital room in Bern over the weekend in the wake of his surgery but was discharged on Monday according to a statement from the Alpine team.
“After a period of 48 hours observation at hospital in Switzerland, Fernando Alonso has now been discharged to continue his recovery at home,” the French outfit said.
“He will now have a short period of complete rest before progressively resuming training to undertake preparation for the start of the season.
“As always, thank you for your best wishes for Fernando’s recovery.”
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Alonso, who returns to the grid this season in F1 after a two-year hiatus, tweeted last Friday that he was “Ok and looking forward to getting 2021 underway”.
The 39-year-old is expected to be fit and well for the start of pre-season testing which will kick off in Bahrain on March 12, while the first round of the 2021 F1 world championship will take place at Sakhir on March 28.
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