WorldSBK legend Troy Bayliss has fractured his neck in an accident on a bicycle. The Australian, always a keen cyclist, fractured his C4 vertebra when he crashed into another bicycle while out riding.
In a press release issued by Ducati, with whom Bayliss retains a close relationship, Bayliss announced he had suffered some nerve damage as well as fracturing the bone, that has left him with limited motion. The prognosis for recovery is good, according to Bayliss and his doctors, but that puts him out of action for a long time.
We wish Bayliss a full and speedy recovery.
The Ducati press release appears below:
Troy Bayliss confirms injuries after bicycle crash