• Zanardi suffered severe head injuries following a road accident on Friday
  • He’s currently in intensive care at Le Scotte hospital in Siena

Former Formula 1 driver and four-time Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi will remain in a medically induced coma until at least next week after being involved in a road accident in Italy. Zanardi reportedly suffered severe head and facial injuries after his handbike collided with a truck on Friday.

He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and rushed into surgery before he was moved to intensive care. Le Scotte hospital in Siena, where Zanardi is being treated, has now confirmed that the 53-year-old is in a serious condition and any reductions in his sedation will only be considered starting next week.

A statement released by the hospital says that Zanardi’s “neurological picture remains unchanged in its severity,” and he…

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