Alex Zanardi transferred to a rehabilitation centre

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DAYTONA, FL - JANUARY 26: Alex Zanardi, driver of the the #24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, looks on before the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 26, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DAYTONA, FL - JANUARY 26: Alex Zanardi, driver of the the #24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, looks on before the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 26, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Over a month since his horror hand-cycling crash, Alex Zanardi has left the hospital in Siena, Italy.

Doctors at the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital announced late last week that they would try to bring him out of his coma.

In a statement, the hospital confirmed that the "sedo-analgesia program" has indeed now "ended".

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As a result, the "neurological picture allowed for the transfer of the patient to a specialised recovery and functional rehabilitation centre", the hospital added.

Hospital general manager Valtere Giovannini said "this extraordinary person" is now going into a facility "for the necessary neuro-rehabilitation".

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