Doctors say Soler healing but still unsconscious
Thursday, June 30, 2011
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors treating Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler say he is recovering but remains unconscious two weeks after his crash during the Tour of Switzerland.
The 28-year-old rider was put in an induced coma at St. Gallen hospital in Switzerland following the June 16 accident. He sustained a fractured skull as well as ankle and lung injuries.
Doctors began waking him from the coma last week but said it could take several days before he regains consciousness.
A hospital spokesman told The Associated Press on Friday that doctors are still unable to communicate with Soler, a sign of the severity of his brain injuries.
Philipp Lutz says the Movistar rider's lung and ankle injuries are healing well, and he is breathing without a ventilator.