Domenico Pozzovivo (Team Bahrain Merida) has been discharged from hospital where he has spent the past three weeks following a training accident where he suffered serious injuries.
The Italian rider had been training on the roads around Cosenza, Calabria, when he was involved in a collision with a car and he was immediately taken by ambulance to Annunziata Hospital in Cosenza for treatment. The 36-year-old Italian rider was placed in intensive care, and he was diagnosed with multiple bone fractures requiring surgery.
He subsequently underwent five surgeries including a 5-hour procedure to stabilise the lower leg fracture with an external rod system. He also underwent surgery to treat a fracture of his left elbow.
“On behalf of the rider and of the whole Team Bahrain Merida, we would like to express our gratitude to Professor Candrian, Dr. Mandelli and the entire medical staff for their dedication and professional care during these weeks” Dr. Carlo Guardascione, Team Bahrain Merida Head Medical Doctor said.
“Pozzovivo underwent successfully five surgeries and now he is ready for the rehabilitation. He has been discharged from the hospital this morning and this afternoon he moved to the IRR Rehabilitations Institute of Turin, where he will immediately start an intensive rehabilitation therapy to recover from the left elbow and right tibia injuries he suffered in the training accident, due to a collision with a car about one month ago. Now he will rely on the expertise of the team of rehabilitation specialists of IRR, the official Clinic of BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team”.