Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has released a statement about Nicky Hayden, who was involved in an incident while cycling near Rimini, Italy on Wednesday, May 17.
Following the incident, Nicky was treated on site by medical staff and then taken by ambulance to a hospital near Rimini for immediate treatment. Once Nicky’s condition was stabilised, he was transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Members of Nicky’s team and his fiancé are with him in the hospital.
We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and messages of support and the assistance of emergency and medical services. Once an official statement regarding Nicky’s condition is released by the hospital or Nicky’s family, a further update from the team will be issued.
Our thoughts are with Nicky and his family during this difficult time, and we wish him a full and fast recovery. We will post more updates as they come.
— WorldSBK (@WorldSBK) May 17, 2017
— Simon Patterson (@denkmit) May 18, 2017
— Honda Powersports (@HondaPowersprts) May 18, 2017
UPDATE: Nicky has now been joined by his brother Tommy and mother Rose who arrived in Italy from the United States earlier today. Below is a statement on Nicky’s condition from the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy:
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.