Update: HRC Release statement on Nicky Hayden

Rennie Scaysbrook | May 18, 2017
Nicky Hayden
There’s still been no official word on Hayden’s condition from the Italian doctors.

Nicky Hayden remains in intensive care at the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy, following a cycling accident in Rimini, Italy on Wednesday, May 17.

The 2006 MotoGP World Champion is said to have suffered severe head, pelvic and abdominal injuries after being involved in an accident with a car. Team Red Bull Honda World Superbike released the following statement regarding the American racing legend’s medical status.

“Nicky Hayden’s clinical condition remains extremely critical.

“The young man, who is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Bufalini hospital, has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage. The prognosis remains reserved.”

As well as having his fiancé Jackie by his side, Nicky has now been joined by his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived in Italy from the United States earlier today.

The Hayden family has asked for the utmost privacy in this matter.

Cycle News will update you as to Nicky’s condition when the medical reports are released by the Italian doctors.

Social media tributes have poured in from the global motorcycle racing community for the Kentucky Kid.


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