SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
The latest on Zanardi
ALEX ZANARDI remains in a critical condition at the Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (UKB) where he has been since his accident on Sunday at the Lausitzring. Zanardi has had both his legs amputated above the knee and in undergoing regular exploratory operations to ensure that there is no infection. But, according to doctors at UKB, the biggest problem has been the fact that Zanardi nearly bled to death after the accident and that extreme loss of blood can result in the failure of the major organs.
As each day passes the probability of that happening reduces and once he is completely stable the doctors will then bring him out of the medically-induced coma in which has been placed. Zanardi is expected to remain in intensive care for at least another week before beginning the long and difficult process of learning to live with artificial limbs.
The CART teams are now gathering at Rockingham in England but Mo Nunn Racing has decided that he will not be running Zanardi's car. The team will however field Tony Kanaan in its second car and Nunn says that he intends to run two cars again at Houston on October 6 although there is no clear indication at the moment as to who will drive the car.
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