American KTM enduro ace Taylor Roberts has made the following statement following his crash at last week’s King of Motos race in the USA:
“I’ve been in the hospital for a week now and today is the first day I’ve felt some solid progress. A week ago today this crash happened when I was battling with Cody Webb for the lead. I was rushed from King of Motos to the hospital. My initial prognosis was small tears in my liver and kidney, along with 2 broken ribs and fractures in my sacrum, L2, L3, L4 and L5 vertebrae.
“After being in the hospital for for 2 days I was having intense stomach pains and had another CT scan that showed a tear in my intestines. I was rushed into emergency surgery around midnight. Surgery didn’t go as easily as they had hoped so I was sedated on a ventilator, with my abdomen open for 2 days before doing another operation. I finally moved out of ICU yesterday and am on my way to making some progress towards recovery.
“I want to thank my fiancé and mom for staying by my side this whole time. I also want to thank all my friends who stopped to check on me out on the track. Luckily through all of this I don’t have any head injuries and they think I passed out from my lungs collapsing and pain. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and I will start working on getting back to everyone asap.”
Let’s hope he makes a full recovery and is healthy again soon.