UPDATE October 1, 2020
Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to report positive news regarding Arminas Jasikonis’ condition following his crash at the MXGP of Lombardia.
Arminas Jasikonis wakes from medically induced coma.
Admitted to the hospital in Cremona, Italy, on Sunday, September 27, Arminas woke from his medically induced coma on Wednesday, September 30 and was quickly able to recognize and talk with his family and the exceptional medical staff around him, both in Lithuanian and English.
AJ can also move his body unaided, is in no pain and despite being understandably tired is thankfully over the worst of his injury and can soon start his rehabilitation.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing extend their thanks to all of the medical staff that have cared for AJ, and to those from around the world that expressed overwhelming support for him during the last few days.
Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager: “Honestly, I have never been so happy to comment on one of my riders. To be able to say that AJ is okay, that he is going to be okay, it’s a kind of miracle. These last few days since his accident have been so, so emotionally draining for everyone close to AJ, and just the worst of times. When he woke, when we realized that he could talk, that he could move all of his arms and legs, that he was in no pain and had no other injuries, it’s still almost impossible to put into words how incredible that feeling was. Of course, AJ still has some way to go before he is fully recovered, and understandably he is still very tired, but the worst is now behind him and he can soon start his recovery.”
Again, I want to say a sincere thank you to every single person who had AJ in their thoughts during the last few days, to the overwhelming support and positivity we received from the MXGP paddock and the global motocross community. But especially I want to thank everyone at Husqvarna Motorcycles in Austria and the entire motorsports family there, to Robert Jonas and Heinz Kinigadner and also to our team owner Kimi, who immediately started organizing many things behind the scenes. Everyone in the team is hugely thankful for this positive outcome and so, so relieved that AJ will be okay.”
Update from September 28, 2020
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna/MXGP’s Arminas Jasikonis was taken to a hospital after crashing in the second moto at the MXGP of Lombardia in Mantova, Italy, September 27.
The following is a press release from Husqvarna Motorcycles…
Following Arminas Jasikonis’ admittance to hospital on Sunday afternoon, September 27, during the second MXGP race at the MXGP of Lombardia, Mantova, Italy, Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to issue the following update on AJ’s condition:
Taken to a hospital in Cremona, Italy, Arminas was diagnosed as having a traumatic brain injury and, as is routine procedure with injuries of this type, placed in a medically induced coma in order to stabilize his situation.
Due to the serious nature of injuries of this kind, AJ remains in a coma and is receiving ongoing specialist care.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing would like to thank all medical staff that have assisted Arminas as well as the numerous well-wishers both from within the MXGP paddock and the wider motorcycle community.
Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager: “This is a very serious situation for Arminas and a very difficult time for his family and all involved in the team. After AJ was flown to hospital on Sunday night, he was placed in a medically induced coma because of the trauma he suffered to his brain. Really, there is not much else to say at this time – this is the situation, a situation that is very serious and difficult for everyone, and now we have to wait and stay positive. He has the best medical care around him, and we are in close contact with both the specialists at the hospital here in Italy but also in Innsbruck, Austria. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concerns and wishes AJ all the best.”
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