Josh Day "speaking with members of his family" says latest MSVR update

MSVR and BSB have released an update on the condition of Josh Day, who was sent to intensive care after a crash at Donington last weekend. 

Josh Day, 2022 Donington National British Supersport. - British Superbike Championship

MSVR and the British Superbike Championship have released a statement with updates on the condition of the British Supersport rider Josh Day after his crash last Saturday. 

Day crashed in the British Supersport sprint race last weekend at the BSB round held at Donington Park on the National layout, and was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham after being placed in a medically-induced coma in the medical centre at Donington Park. 

“Josh has now been moved out of the intensive care unit and continues his recovery in the Major Trauma Unit at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham,” the statement, issued on behalf of Day’s family, reads. 

Day had also suffered a jaw injury, which has required surgery. The MSVR statement continues, “Josh has undergone surgery to his jaw which has been deemed a success. His condition continues to improve and he has been speaking to members of his family. He will have further rest and the next stage of his recovery will be with the physio team, who will be working to get him on his feet again.

“The family would like to thank everyone for their messages of support during this time.”

Day’s collision with David Jones at the end of the first lap in Saturday’s sprint race brought out red flags for an extended period. The crash resulted in a “significant head injury” for Day, which was the reason for the medically-induced coma, so to have a positive update five days later is certainly a good sign.