Hayden's condition still 'extremely critical'

Hayden's condition still 'extremely critical'

19 May 2017 – World Superbike rider and former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden remains in intensive care in an "extremely critical" condition, while a "prognosis stays reserved", the latest hospital update has confirmed.

Hayden suffered severe brain damage when he was struck by a car while out cycling in the city of Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, on Wednesday.

He was initially taken to a hospital near Rimini, before being transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, and has since been in intensive care.

An update on Thursday revealed that Hayden had "suffered serious trauma with severe brain damage", adding that the "prognosis remains unknown".

On Friday evening, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital released a fresh bulletin, stating that there has been no change to Hayden's "clinical picture".

"The clinical picture of Nicky Hayden remains unchanged; his condition is still extremely critical," read a statement issued by the hospital.

"He is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini Hospital and the prognosis stays reserved."

Hayden won his MotoGP world title in 2006.

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