Guillaume Moreau has regained feeling in his legs following a successful operation on the back injuries he suffered in a crash at the Le Mans Test Day last Sunday.
The OAK Racing driver crashed his OAK Pescarolo-Judd at high speed and was taken to hospital for surgery to relieve the pressure on his spinal chord, which had been caused by a compressed 12th vertebra.
A statement released by the team on Wednesday night praised the work of the medical team at the scene of the accident and in the hospital.
The statement read: "although Guillaume remains at the University Hospital of Angers, the prognosis is encouraging. The worst possible outcome has been avoided thanks to the efficiency of all those medical teams involved.
"Post-procedure has been straightforward with Guillaume recovering sensations in his legs and tests revealing greater strength in that area compared to on arrival. Thoughts now turn to a bespoke rehabilitation programme tailored to his conditions."
Moreau is not expected to drive a racing car again for at least a few months. No replacement has yet been named for him at OAK for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
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