Bellis back home after life-threatening crash & illness

Jonny Bellis

British Saxo Bank pro Jonny Bellis has left hospital for home this week after recovering from a near-fatal scooter crash in Italy last year.

Bellis, 21, suffered serious head injuries when his scooter crashed in Quarrata near British Cycling's training base in Tuscany on September 19, 2009. He was rushed to Florence Careggi hospital for treatment and was kept in a artificially-induced coma to aid recovery and underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

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