Alex De Angelis is home at last. After spending nearly two weeks in a hospital in Japan, recovering from serious injuries suffered in a big smash at Motegi, the Iodaracing rider was flown home on Sunday, where he received further treatment in the State Hospital of San Marino. With the doctors happy that he was well enough to go home, De Angelis was discharged from hospital yesterday.
Given the severity of his injuries - fractured vertebrae, broken ribs and a badly bruised lung - De Angelis faces a long rehabilitation process. He will have to wear a back brace for 45 days, undergo continuous medical checks and start physical rehabiliation to recover his fitness. The doctors have ruled out a return to racing in the short term, but say that it may be possible for De Angelis to be fit for MotoGP testing in Sepang, at the start of February 2016.
The Iodaracing press release appears below:
ALEX DE ANGELIS DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL
Terni, 28 October 2015 – The Team e-motion Iodaracing MotoGP rider, Alex De Angelis, was discharged from the Hospital of the State of San Marino and returned home this afternoon.
De Angelis was the victim of a terrible accident in the Japanese GP FP4, spent about two weeks in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Dokkyo in Mibu. Later he was transferred to Italy and subsequently transported to the State Hospital of San Marino where he stayed for just 48 hours.
The conditions of Alex De Angelis are continuous and constant improvement so that doctors do not rule out his return to the track for testing session of the MotoGP next February 2016. Until then, De Angelis will have to wear a corset for about 45 days, undergo to constant checks and follow physiotherapy necessary to return in top shape.
ALEX DE ANGELIS – MOTOGP RIDER - ”I’m really happy to be back home. This is a very positive sign for me and I’m looking forward to getting back to train. The doctors have ruled out for the time I come back on my bike, but it’s ok because in the winter however you cannot try or ride. I will use this time to get back in shape and to get to the first test of the next year ready for the season. Once again I want to thank all the medical staff who assisted me both in Japan and in San Marino. Thanks again to the Clinica Mobile and to all the fans and friends that make me feel their closeness, even when I was away. “