Bellis set to return to Britain after accident

Jonny Bellis

Jonny Bellis is recovering well and is set to return to Britain after a scooter accident last month. The Manx rider was involved in the accident

near Quarrata, Italy,

in September, which left him hospitalised and in a serious condition.

A brief statement issued on the British Cycling website on Tuesday said "Jonny is doing really well since the last update and is communicating by writing messages on a white board. They are looking into flying him to London shortly." 

Bellis, 21, is currently in the Florence Careggi hospital, where he was rushed after the accident on September 19. He was kept in a medically-induced coma to allow him to recover from serious head injuries until mid-October. Since then, Bellis has been on heavy medication but recovering steadily.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are still unclear. One possibility being looked at by local police is that Bellis was the victim of a hit-and-run as no skid marks were found on the road where the accident happened. It has been confirmed that he was wearing a helmet.

Bellis rode the 2009 season for Saxo Bank after graduating from the ranks of the Great Britain Under 23 Academy.

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Bellis out of coma

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Jonny Bellis: Rider Profile

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