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Nicky Hayden Suffering From Serious Cerebral Damage: Prognosis

Nicky Hayden Suffering From Serious Cerebral Damage: Prognosis

Nicky Hayden remains hospitalized in serious condition two days after being hit by a auto on his bicycle while training on the Rimini coast in Italy.

Messages have been flooding in from across the globe with leading members of the motor racing and sporting community tweeting their support for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike rider.

Hayden now has his fiancé Jackie by his side as well as his brother Tommy and mother Rose, according to a report on Fox Sports MotoGP.

"Following the incident, Nicky was treated on site by medical staff and then taken by ambulance to a hospital near Rimini for immediate treatment", Red Bull Honda said which said further "Once Nicky's condition was stabilised, he was transferred to Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena and remains in the hospital's intensive care unit".

Polytrauma is a medical term which means that a person has suffered multiple traumas to the body.

Meanwhile Valentino Rossi, who was beaten to the 2006 MotoGP world title by Hayden in dramatic circumstances, posted an emotional tribute to the American.

"Nicky is one of the best friends I have had in the paddock", said the Italian, who lost the 2006 title to his friend by just five points.

Stoner and Hayden, both MotoGP World Champions, were brought together by Ducati to form one of the strongest teams in 2009.

"We were teammates in his rookie year in 2003, when he was a young guy making his debut in his first European experience".

Nicky Hayden before last year's Australian MotoGP at Philip Island. "After the race we shook hands and hugged".

Rossi said Hayden's personality has always set him apart from other riders.

Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia cycling champion, was killed last month after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano in eastern Italy.