Monday, 26 June, 2017

Nicky Hayden in 'extremely serious' condition with severe brain damage

Nicky Hayden Hayden was struck by a car while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic
Lucas Bell | 20 May, 2017, 01:20

The hospital confirmed on Thursday that Hayden suffered "a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage".

Two days ago, former MotoGP rider and current WSBK rider, Nicky Hayden was hit by a auto while he was riding a bicycle in Rimini coastline in Italy.

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

Hayden was struck by a vehicle while training on a bicycle in the Rimini region, requiring medical attention at the scene before being transferred to hospital.

Hayden, a 35-year-old Owensboro native, who now races for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team, was hurt along the Rimini coastline.

Nicky Hayden remains in extremely critical condition at an Italian hospital with severe brain and chest injuries after he was hit by a auto while cycling.

According to Maurizio Bufalini from Cesena hospital, the American suffered a severe cerebral damage, followed with polytraumas and chest injuries.

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Below are tweets from his former teammate Casey Stoner, reigning world champion Marc Marquez, Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo and others praying for the American rider's quick recovery. He was 13th in the points following the latest Superbike race at Imola.

His brother Tommy and mother Rose have flown in from the United States to be by his bedside with Hayden's fiance Jackie, Team Honda wrote on its website.

There was continued support for Hayden and his family on social media throughout Thursday.

Hayden began racing in the World Superbike Championship in 2016. He started 216 races between 2003 and 2015, winning three. Stay close as we will keep you updated on his condition as soon as new details emerge.

His career high so far came in 2006 when he won his only MotoGP championship.

Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome escaped unhurt this month while having his bike written off in a hit-and-run incident near his Monaco home.

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