While training on a bicycle in Italy, former MotoGP champ and Owensboro's own Nicky Hayden was struck by a car.

Autosport.com reports that Hayden was riding with friends along the Rimini coast when the collision occurred.

The crash threw Nicky onto the hood of the car and into the windshield.

He was rushed to a hospital in Cesena, Italy, according to Asphalt and Rubber.

At the time, Asphalt and Rubber has also indicated that Nicky had been placed in a medically-induced coma.

FoxSports.com even reported that information on Thursday.

But on Friday, May 19th, Nicky's father, Earl, issued a statement saying his son was NEVER placed in a medical coma.

And Asphalt and Rubber has removed that portion of their original story.

The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy released this statement earlier today:

“The clinical picture of Nicky Hayden remains unchanged. His condition is still extremely critical. He is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Maurizio Bufalini Hospital and the prognosis stays reserved.”

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