Max Biaggi stable following Supermoto crash

Saturday, 10 June 2017 08:50 GMT

Italian WorldSBK champion ‘stationary’

Two time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi is now stable in San Camillo Hospital, following a Supermoto training crash in Italy on Friday 9th June. The Italian was air lifted to hospital, and it was later announced he has suffered thoracic trauma and multiple rib fractures.

Never losing consciousness, Biaggi was speaking with both doctors and family members and at 17.30 he underwent a scan which excluded spinal cord injuries, as was explained by emergency assistant director Emanuele Guglielmelli.

The general director of the hospital made the following statement on Friday: "The condition of Max Biaggi is stationary. The rider was admitted for the prognosis of thoracic trauma with multiple bruises. After the findings in the Emergency Room, when the helicopter arrived from Latina at around 14.00h, he is currently being admitted to Intensive Therapy for clinical observation and monitoring as expected following major traumas.”

Saturday night's update was as follows: "Radiological examinations performed during the morning showed an increase in the right pneumothorax, which led to the positioning of chest drainage. The surgery was performed with the perfect outcome, whilst the vital parameters remain satisfactory. Multiparameter and radiological monitoring as well as non-invasive respiratory support procedures continue."

Following a well rested night spent in hospital, Sunday evening's prognosis was: "Vital parameters are satisfactory, multi-parameter monitoring and non-invasive supportive respiratory support procedures continue."

Continuing to be kept sedated in hospital, the Italian's condition remains unchanged but he is responding positively to the treatment from the hospital.