Steve Mercer has undergone surgery for pelvic and leg injuries following a collision with an official course vehicle at the Isle of Man TT on Wednesday evening.
The accident happened in the aftermath of the incident which claimed Dan Kneen’s life in the same session.
Mercer’s wife Caroline provided an update on social media this morning (Friday).
She wrote: “Just to give you an update, Steve had surgery early Thursday morning for pelvic and leg injuries which went as well as the doctors could have hoped at this stage.
“Other injuries include a broken ankle, heel, T12 vertebrae, a fracture to his larynx and damage to his neck, which means he’s not currently able to breathe for himself without support.
“They’re keeping him heavily sedated most of the time to make him more comfortable whilst he recovers from his injuries.”
The 36-year-old, who is being treated in hospital in Liverpool, was described as ‘critical but stable’ in an official statement from the TT organisers on Friday morning.
ACU Events Ltd have confirmed an investigation is underway into the circumstances of the incident.
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