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Nicky Hayden’s condition unchanged, still ‘extremely critical’

WorldSBK Testing - Phillip Island

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Nicky Hayden of USA and Red Bull Honda World Superbike team looks on in box during 2017 WorldSBK pre-season testing at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on February 20, 2017 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

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American World Superbike Championship rider and 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden remains in an “extremely critical” condition after being hit by a car while training earlier this week.

Hayden was out training on his bicycle in Italy when he was struck by a car, suffering head and chest injuries that left him in a critical condition.

A statement confirmed on Thursday that Hayden had suffered severe brain damage as a result of the trauma, with an update being issued by his WSBK team, Red Bull Honda, on Friday.

“The clinical picture of Nicky Hayden remains unchanged. His condition is still extremely critical,” the statement reads.

“He is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Maurizio Bufalini Hospital and the prognosis stays reserved.”

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