Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso is recovering in hospital after suffering a broken jaw in a Cycling accident on Thursday.Embed from Getty Images
Fortunately, Alonso has since had successful corrective surgery to fix his broken jaw.
Alpine F1 Team, who is a rebrand from the 2020 Renault F1 team, confirmed on Thursday evening that the 39-year-old had been involved in a Cycling accident while Cycling in Switzerland.
X-rays confirmed Alonso had suffered a fracture in his upper jaw from the accident, but in a statement from the Alpine Twitter account published on Friday the French outfit said: “We expect him to be fully operational to undertake preparation for the season.”
Alpine F1 Team Statement pic.twitter.com/P2yXlpyCBj— Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) February 12, 2021
Alpine also said he would be kept under observation in hospital for the next 48 hours.
Alonso won both his Formula 1 titles with Renault, and will once again line-up with them in the 2021 season, alongside French teammate Esteban Ocon.Embed from Getty Images
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