Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is recovering after surgery for a fractured jaw sustained in a cycling accident on Thursday.
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Alonso’s Apline F1 team said that the procedure was a success and that he would remain under observation in the hospital for 48 hours, but should be able to resume training for the upcoming season after a few days of rest.
Sky Sports reported that Alonso was riding on a road in Lugano, Switzerland, when he was hit by a car turning into a parking lot.
According to a police report on the incident, the two-time F1 champion was treated on the scene by the Green Cross of Lugano ambulance service before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.
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Alonso is scheduled to join his team in Bahrain on March 12 for pre-season testing before the first race is held at the same track on March 28.