After the Dakar accident, Carlos Sainz discovered that he had broken two vertebrae

After the Dakar accident, Carlos Sainz discovered that he had broken two vertebrae

Carlos Sainz announced with a post on his social profiles that he had broken two vertebrae in the accident that took him out of the 2023 Dakar.

Author: Alessio Morra

Carlos Sainz senior is a racing legend. He is over 60 years old, but he has already commanded the Dakar, tried to win in the category, but was sidelined by an accident. A serious accident ended his race, although he heroically tried to continue the race. Now after returning to Spain the father of the Ferrari driver he performed more tests that gave a less than pleasant result.

Disappointed with retirement after his Audi accident, Carlos Sainz returned to Spain. But once at home the severe pain did not disappear and the pilot, world rally champion in the early 90’she was forced to undergo tests that even confirmed the fracture of two vertebrae.

The pilot himself broke the news on social media with a long post: “On my return to Madrid from the Dakar Rally, my back pain after the accident lasted longer than usual. On medical advice, I had more tests to assess the extent of the injury in detail.. Unfortunately the results did not bring good news because I found the fracture of the T5 and T6 vertebrae. The good thing is that both vertebrae are stable and from now on my priority will be to recover as soon as possible. Thank you all for the love and support I have received over the last few days. I’ll keep you updated.”

A true champion, in addition to being an example of longevity, Sainz also clearly says in the post that he has a lot of desire to recover to be like this ready for new challengesto always live on the front line.

Sainz had unfortunately been the protagonist of an accident on the ninth stage, the Riad – Haradh. He was forced to stop after just 6 kilometers. The Spaniard had been held back by a dune and hit the front of the car in the sand. Ko car.

Giving up and waiting for help, the Spanish pilot complained of pain in the right side of his torso and was transported by helicopter to the hospital for medical examinations. But while on board, Sainz asked the helicopter pilot to turn back so he could resume the race. But then he gave up, he gave up and officially withdrew from the Dakar.

Source: Fan Page IT