Fausto Gresini has been brought out of his medically induced coma amidst his continuing battle with Covid-19, though he remains on a ventilator in hospital in a sedated state.
His Gresini team shared the news on Thursday morning in its latest update on its figurehead’s condition since contracting the illness shortly before Christmas, the Italian now having been in hospital for 12 days.
Gresini was taken into his local Santa Maria della Scaletta medical centre at home in Imola shortly after testing positive for Covid-19, though was forced to move to a more specialised ward that focussed on Covid-19 patients at the Maggiore Carlo Alberta Pizzardi hospital in Bologna three days later as his condition worsened.
He was placed into a coma to give him the best possible chance of fighting the illness, a state he remained in for several days as his condition improved slowly, Gresini since having been brought out of his coma-though he remains on a respirator after contracting intestinal pneumonia while his body tried to fight off Covid.
The Gresini outfit’s latest statement on its leader describe his condition as “quite conscious, even if he remains sedated”, adding that he will remain sedated in order to keep his current stable condition “maintained.”
Further updates on Gresini’s condition will be made in due course.