Guillaume Moreau continues to recover - Photo courtesy OAK RacingEnlarge Photo
OAK Racing LMP1 driver Guillaume Moreau continues to recover from the significant accident he incurred on the Le Mans Test Day June 3; the driver's twelfth vertebra was fractured, forcing two surgeries to stabilize his back.
This week Moreau transferred from the Angers hospital to Arche, a rehabilitation center in Le Mans that specializes in spinal injuries. With both operations considered a success and his fracture stabilized and spinal compression relieved, Moreau has already recovered significant movement in his legs, which is an encouraging sign for his future.
This next step and assignment to Arche allows the driver to enter a stage of rehabilitation where an initial three-month phase is being conducted so the specialists on-site can fully evaluate his level of final recovery.
"I was cared for remarkably well by the Angers hospital over the course of more than two weeks," Moreau confirmed. "While I had little memory of the first operation, the second proved quite tough physically. I am happy to be taking the next step, one of rehabilitation, where I can be more active - even though I still need some rest.
"I can already move my legs, which feels good and walk aided by some support down one side," he continued. "I now need to do some physic to stimulate and strengthen my muscles as I still lack of sensitivity in my right foot. With the work I am going to be doing here at Arche, it should come back. I will have to learn to be patient, which is not my best quality."
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