KTM Australia has issued an update on West Australian Regan Duffy who was seriously injured last weekend while competing in the final round of the 2021 West Australian Motocross Championships.
Duffy, who finished second in the 2021 MX1 Australian Motocross Championship, suffered serious injuries when he crashed in the first moto of the day and was hit by following riders.
19-year-old Duffy was treated by medical staff at the track before being airlifted to a local hospital where he was placed in an induced coma to stabilise his condition. He was then transferred by air to a hospital in Perth, where on arrival, Regan underwent major surgery.
Due to the serious nature of his injuries, Regan remains in a coma in a critical but stable condition and is receiving ongoing specialist care.
In a statement his team, KTM, stated that they would like to thank all the medical staff that have assisted Regan and the specialist care that they continue to provide. We would also like to thank the numerous well-wishers from within the motocross industry and the wider motorcycling community.
KTM Group, the KTM Racing Team and its supporters send positive thoughts and well wishes to Regan and the Duffy family during this challenging time.
Kyle Blunden (KTM Group Australia Motorsport Manager) concluded saying, “Regan’s an extremely tough athlete with a strong head on his shoulders and a physically fit and able body underneath it. His injuries are very significant and he has a long road ahead of him. Regan has some of the best medical practitioners at one of Australia’s best-equipped hospitals, so now we need to give the required time and remain positive. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Regan, his father Darren and the entire Duffy family and friends that are there by his side. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to express their concerns and best wishes.”