Following Arminas Jasikonis’ admittance to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, September 27, during the second MXGP race at the MXGP of Lombardia, Mantova, Italy, Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to issue the following update on AJ’s condition.
Taken to hospital in Cremona, Italy, Arminas was diagnosed as having a traumatic brain injury and, as is a routine procedure with injuries of this type, placed in a medically induced coma in order to stabilize his situation.
Due to the serious nature of injuries of this kind, AJ remains in a coma and is receiving ongoing specialist care.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing would like to thank all medical staff that have assisted Arminas as well as the numerous well-wishers both from within the MXGP paddock and the wider motorcycle community.
Antti Pyrhonen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager: “This is a very serious situation for Arminas and very difficult time for his family and all involved in the team. After AJ was flown to the hospital on Sunday night, he was placed in a medically induced coma because of the trauma he suffered to his brain. Really, there is not much else to say at this time – this is the situation, a situation that is very serious and difficult for everyone, and now we have to wait and stay positive. He has the best medical care around him, and we are in close contact with both the specialists at the hospital here in Italy but also in Innsbruck, Austria. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concerns and wishes AJ all the best.”
Here’s a video that gives you a good idea of how hard Arminas hit the ground. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.