News 28 Sep 2020

Husqvarna's Jasikonis placed in medically-induced coma

Team releases official update on MXGP contender following Lombardia.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna has released an official update on MXGP team rider Arminas Jasikonis, who has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and placed in a medically-induced coma following Lombardia.

Currently hospitalized in Cremona, Italy, Jasikonis was seriously injured in moto two at round nine of the world championship yesterday.

As is routine procedure with injuries of this type, Jasikonis has been placed in a medically-induced coma in order to stabilize his situation. Due to the serious nature of injuries of this kind, he remains in a coma and is receiving ongoing specialist care.

“This is a very serious situation for Arminas and a very difficult time for his family and all involved in the team,” said Antti Pyrhonen, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager. “After AJ was flown to 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.”

In a statement, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna thanked all medical staff that have assisted Jasikonis, as well as the numerous well-wishers both from within the MXGP paddock and the wider motorcycle community.