July 24, 2024

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Alonso has surgery for broken jaw after bike crash

Double Method One globe winner Fernando Alonso said he was very well and searching forward to the commence of the time immediately after fracturing his jaw in a highway incident when cycling in Switzerland.

The Spaniard’s Alpine (Renault) group said he will continue to be less than observation for 48 hours immediately after an operation on Friday and anticipated him “to be thoroughly operational to undertake preparation for the time”.

“Thanks for all your needs, I’m Ok and searching forward to having 2021 underway,” the 39-12 months-old, who is planning for his Method One comeback immediately after two years’ absence, said on Twitter.

A law enforcement report of Thursday’s incident said Alonso was hit by a car pushed by a 42-12 months-old Swiss in Viganello, near Lugano.

The car was turning remaining into a supermarket car park when it collided with Alonso who was coming from the opposite direction earlier a queue of stationary cars, it included.

Alpine said Alonso was taken to hospital and retained less than observation.

“Medics learned a fracture in his upper jaw and done a effective corrective operation. The attending health care group are glad with his progress.

“Wanting forward, immediately after a couple days of entire rest, he will be ready to progressively resume instruction.”

The Method One championship is due to start in Bahrain on March 28, with pre-time screening in the Gulf kingdom from March 12-fourteen.

Alonso, who took his titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006 and has gained 32 grands prix, very last raced in Method One with McLaren in 2018.