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Injured Olsen ‘will lead a normal life’

Thomas Kjer Olsen is on the road to recovery after a serious crash in the qualifying race for the MXGP of Latvia in Kegums. Dane Olsen had a head injury and also fractured his C1 vertebra in the crash, which fortunately has not shifted and is stable, has been successfully transferred to his adopted country of Belgium and is already undergoing rehabilitation there.

“At the moment we are happy to inform you that Thomas is not dependent on any equipment and can eat, drink and walk on his own. The doctors, all the carers, his family and the whole team are very confident that Thomas will fully recover from the consequences of the fall and will be able to lead a normal life in the future,” said his Diga Procross KTM team.

“However, the recovery phase will continue for several months and we ask for your understanding to refrain from enquiries regarding his state of health. Thomas would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for the many get-well messages and thoughts sent to him from the entire MX family.”