Pons discharged from hospital, but not able to travel back home until Sunday
Moto2 rider Axel Pons still has to remain a few more days in Kuala Lumpur after the doctors have decided that safe travel would not be possible within seven days after the accident, due to the prolonged recovery time for the head injury Pons suffered in his crash during the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.
The young Spaniard was discharged from the UKM Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday [Wednesday] and is now staying in a hotel in the Malaysian capital, awaiting the arrival of the doctor who will accompany him on the flight to Barcelona to monitor his physical condition at all times.
Both the medical reports from the Malaysian doctors as well as from the Dexeus Clinic in Barcelona, with which the team maintains permanent contact, have recommended to wait until Sunday as a precaution, because of the different pressures during the flight and such a long travel time which can be harmful for the type of injury Pons sustained.
After the crash on Sunday during the Moto2 race at Sepang, the 20-year-old was lying in the middle of the track and was also hit by another rider, causing an immediate red flag. He suffered a major blow to the head in the crash which caused a small cerebral hematoma and forced his hospitalization. Aside from this Pons is in good condition.