Former world champion Gollob in induced coma after crash

A hospital doctor says that Tomasz Gollob, the 2010 world speedway champion, is in an induced coma after injuring his spinal cord in an accident while training in Poland.

Cezary Rybacki, of the hospital in Bygdoszcz, northern Poland, where Gollob underwent surgery Sunday, said the racer was on a respirator and that his condition was serious, but stable.

Rybacki said Monday that Gollob’s life was not in danger, but there was a need to be “very cautious” about the prognosis and whether the racer would regain feeling in his legs.

Marek Harat, the surgeon who operated on Gollob, said Sunday that Gollob had no feeling from the chest down ahead of the operation.

Gollob had been training for the domestic motocross championship when the accident happened.

Source: Wapt