CS Santosh to be flown again to India for restoration after Dakar crash

Rally rider CS Santosh will likely be flown again to India within the subsequent couple of days after he suffered a crash throughout Stage four of the Dakar Rally and was airlifted to a Riyadh hospital final Wednesday. The 37-year-old Indian sustained head trauma and a dislocated proper shoulder and has been stored in a medically induced coma to handle the harm and preserve bodily capabilities to a minimal. The primary Indian to finish a Dakar Rally, Santosh was being handled on the Saudi German hospital in Riyadh.

“Based mostly on scans and assessments, Santosh is secure and continues to be below statement. He has been cleared to be flown again to India, the place he will likely be attended the native docs. He will likely be transferred in a sleeping state to keep away from any pointless stress throughout the switch. It is a very optimistic improvement as he’ll now be together with his household and in acquainted situations, which all the time helps in a quicker restoration. He’s scheduled to fly within the subsequent few days,” his workforce Hero MotoSports stated in a press release.

After 9 phases of the Dakar Rally at the moment underway in Saudi Arabia, Santosh’s teammates Joaquim Rodrigues, who completed Stage 9 on Tuesday in 13th place discovered a spot within the prime 15 total standings whereas Sebastian Buhler was ranked 16th. The rally ends on Friday in Jeddah.

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