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F2 racer Correa set for surgery after hospital move

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CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - MAY 15: Juan Manuel Correa, Alfa Romeo Racing during the

Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa has been transferred to a new hospital in the United Kingdom as his treatment continues, following the crash at Spa-Francorchamps that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.

A statement issued on his official website said that Correa is “now fully conscious, and his lungs have recovered much faster than anticipated.”

“His overall physical improvement and willpower has doctors impressed,” continued the statement. “The main objective this week has been to get Juan Manuel in the best condition possible for his surgery on Sunday that will be 10+ hours in duration.”

The surgery, which will take place in a London hospital that specializes in orthopedic surgeries, will see doctors have full access to the wounds on Correa’s lower right leg for the first time since the accident. It will be, according to Correa’s team, “crucial in determining Juan Manuel’s future”.

“[Doctors] will be able to determine the actual level of damage to his tibia, ankle, and foot. During surgery, they will save what can be saved and removed what needs to be removed in order to rebuild his right lower leg to the best possible condition. The surgeons are the top in their field and are cautiously optimistic given the fast-paced recovery that Juan Manuel has had in the previous week.

“The injuries that Juan Manuel sustained are severe, and the surgery procedure is very complex. Doctors gave Juan Manuel the option of right foot reconstructive amputation. He has chosen NOT to have the amputation and to proceed with the surgery, understanding all the challenges involved.”

Additional details on Correa’s condition will be provided when available.

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