BSB Donington: MSVR release update on the condition of Josh Day

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A further update has been released this afternoon (May 26) on the condition Quattro Plant British Supersport rider Josh Day.

Day was placed into a medically induced coma on Saturday (May 21) following a crash at the final chicane at Donington Park. The following day his sedation was decreased so that he could wake from the coma, and an update from MSVR stated that he was becoming more alert and was able to eat soft food and drink despite his broke jaw.

The three-time Ducati TriOptions Cup champion has now been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and into the Major Trauma Unit at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.

“Josh has undergone surgery to his jaw which has been deemed a success,” the latest update from MSVR said. “His condition continues to improve and he has been speaking to members of his family.

“He will have further rest and the next stage of his recovery will be with the physio team, who will be working to get him on his feet again.

“The family would like to thank everyone for their messages of support during this time.”


UPDATE – 22 MAY 2022 by Josh Close

Bennetts British Superbike Championship organisers MSVR have released an update on the condition of Quattro Plant British Supersport rider Josh Day.

Day was place into a medically induced coma on Saturday evening following a crash at Donington Park. At the end of the opening lap, Day collided with David Jones coming out of the final turn and sustained a “significant head injury” as a result.

The three-time Ducati TriOptions Cup champion was placed into the coma by the BSB medical team before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre/University Hospital, Nottingham, for further investigations and treatment.

MSVR’s latest statement, released on Sunday afternoon, reads:

“The BSB Medical Team can provide the following update to Josh Day’s condition following consultation with his family: Josh’s sedation was decreased this morning so he could wake from the induced coma.

“He is becoming more alert and, despite a broken jaw, has managed to eat soft food and drink.”


BSB Donington: Josh Day placed into a medically induced coma following British Supersport accident

First published: 22 May 2022 at 09:12 by Josh Close

Quattro Group British Supersport Championship rider Josh Day has been placed into a medically induced coma after suffering a “significant head injury” at Donington Park on Saturday afternoon.

Day, winner of the Ducati Tri-Options Cup for the last three seasons, was involved in an opening lap collision with David Jones on the exit of the Roberts Chicane at the end of the opening lap. The race was red flagged immediately whilst both riders received treatment.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship organisers MSVR posted a statement last on Saturday evening to provide updates on both riders. It said:

“In the Quattro Group British Supersport Championship Race at Donington Park circuit earlier today (Saturday), Josh Day and David Jones crashed heavily on the first lap of the race exiting Roberts Corner. The race was immediately red flagged.

“Josh Day sustained a significant head injury. He was stabilised and put in a medically induced coma at the medical centre by the BSB medical team before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre/University Hospital, Nottingham for further investigations and treatment.”

“David Jones sustained a shoulder injury. Further information will be provided when available.”

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