"Alonso will have no problems"

The Asturian was operated on for the fracture in the maxilla after his accident in Lugano. He arrives at the Bahrain tests and is optimistic: "I am looking forward to the start of the season."


Fernando Alonso was returning home at around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, after a training session on a bicycle. He was advancing on the right side of the road, in front of a line of stopped vehicles, when from the opposite lane a car crossed that was heading to the parking lot of a Lidl supermarket. The pilot, then a cyclist, collided with the right flank of the car, driven by a 42-year-old Swiss woman, and had to be treated in the same place by the police and the Green Cross of Lugano before an ambulance took him to the hospital, according to the police report of the Canton of Ticino.

Hours later, the balance of damage is fortunately limited: Alonso suffers a fracture in the maxillary bone, but there are no other breaks in the trunk or limbs and the blow to the face, strong, has had no worse consequences. The jaw was not broken. This Friday he underwent a mild intervention to fix the fracture of the jaw in a Bern hospital specialized in maxillofacial surgery and will soon have the teeth that he has lost implanted, according to various sources explained to AS.

Later, the Alpine team confirmed through a medical report: "Doctors discovered the fracture and conducted a successful corrective operation. The medical team is satisfied with the progress." The 39-year-old Asturian will remain under observation "for a further 48 hours", so he will not leave him until, at least, on Sunday.

Arrives at the Bahrain test

The former Renault team also clarifies that the return of the two-time Spanish champion to Formula 1 does not have to be affected by the event. The pre-season tests are held in four weeks at the Sakhir circuit (March 12-14) and the first grand prix of the year, in Bahrain, is on March 28. Recovery deadlines for Alonso do not interfere with these dates. "After a few days of total rest, he will be able to progressively resume training. We hope that he will be fully operational to prepare this season," says the French firm, which will issue new statements when there are news or leave the hospital.

Alonso himself makes it clear that fright does not go beyond that, fright. "I'm good, looking forward to the start of the season. Thank you all for your messages, let's go!" He wrote on Twitter. "Fernando is fine," say those who know him. As the cyclists say, sheet metal and paint.

"He's not going to have any problems"

Doctor José González comments on Alonso's operation, also optimistic: "If the surgical intervention is normal and no nerves are touched, that's what the specialists are for, it's a simple recovery. Even easier that if it were clavicle, a habitual injury of cyclists or motorcyclists, for which they are in operation in less than a month ". He does not appreciate the difference between the consequences of a fracture of the maxilla or mandible, "it is similar", and anticipates that "in a month he will be in good condition and he will not have any problems. A lesser evil" .

"In fact, in a normal person this type of fracture can be welded without intervention, but in professional sports you have to recover quickly because there are competitions, and a lot is at stake, and you can opt for this type of treatment", Explain. In any case, "there is no serious injury." Alonso will be in Bahrain.

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