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Moss preparing to leave hospital

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sir Stirling Moss is on the road to recovery © Sutton Images

After making a steady recovery from his accident at his London home earlier this month, Sir Stirling Moss is preparing to leave hospital this weekend.

He fell three stories down an open lift shaft, breaking both ankles as well as a number of bones in his feet. However, after successful surgery he has had both legs put in plaster and is now looking forward to regaining some mobility.

"It's been frustrating because I've been stuck in one place," he told ESPNF1 in an exclusive interview. "I've been keeping abreast of things [including the Bahrain Grand Prix] on the television but I'm looking forward to getting out of here, hopefully this weekend, and getting back home. But I won't be able to walk, unfortunately, for a couple of months, although at least in the wheelchair I will be partly mobile."

Moss has received countless get well messages since his accident and said he was looking forward to getting out and meeting his fans again in a couple of months' time.

"As soon as I can get back into a condition to do so I'll be there," he said. "As things stand I think I'll be able to get out and moving around by the beginning of May, at least that's the way I'm hoping it will be."

Read Moss's opinion on the Bahrain Grand Prix and the state of the sport in his exclusive column ahead of the Australian Grand Prix this Friday.