Former MotoGP champ in induced coma after being hit by car in Italy

On Wednesday, the 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden was struck by a car while training on a bicycle near Rimini, Italy. He is currently in a medically induced coma in extremely critical condition.

According to Jalopnik, Red Bull gave this update on his condition:

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

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Hayden was in Italy for the FIM Superbike World Championship and was training on a bicycle along the Rimini coastline when he was struck by a car. An Instagram post on his account from earlier in the day showed him riding with MotoGP mechanic and Italian Denis Pazzaglini.

Hayden, 36, is from Kentucky and is the last American to be crowned the MotoGP world champion. More details to follow as they become available, but please keep Hayden in your thoughts.

2006 MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden. Photo: Courtesy of Markus Berger/Red Bull Content Pool

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