Nicky Hayden Suffering From Serious Cerebral Damage: Prognosis

Solenn Plantier
Mai 20, 2017

The motorsport community has rallied behind former Moto GP champion Nicky Hayden, who remains in a critical condition following a cycling accident. Further description of the extent of his injuries has not been released since the hospital's prior statement of "serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage".

The 35-year-old Owensboro native was training on his bicycle when he was hit by a auto between Tavoleto and Riccione, south of the resort town of Rimini.

The Bufalini Hospital in Cesena said in a statement on Thursday: "Nicky Hayden's clinical condition remains extremely critical".

He won the MotoGP championship in 2006 and has been competing for Team Honda in the Superbike category since a year ago.

Stoner and Hayden, both MotoGP World Champions, were brought together by Ducati to form one of the strongest teams in 2009.

The "Kentucky Kid" won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006 and was competing in the World Superbike championship this year.

The 35-year-old was placed into a medically induced coma after the incident, the BBC reported. Italian Media said that Hayden had suffered a cerebral edema and lower body fractures and surgery had not been possible immediately.

A new day of hope has begun at the "Bufalini" hospital in Cesena, but for the moment there have not been any improvements or significant changes. He was 13th in the points following the latest Superbike race at Imola.

Several family members have flown in from the United States, including his mother and brother.

Nine-time world champion Rossi took time out from preparing for this weekend's French MotoGP at Le Mans to pay tribute to Hayden. "For Nicky, we're all with you", the Italian MotoGP legend added.

"Hayden was involved in a training accident whilst cycling in Italy". The Superbike World Championship says the incident occurred Wedn.

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