Former MotoGP champion Hayden remains in critical condition

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 file photo, Honda MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden holds up his hand during an official pre-race press conference ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia. Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital

CESENA, Italy — Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital.

The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden is being treated, says on Sunday that Hayden's condition "remains unchanged."

The hospital said earlier in the week that Hayden has severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries.

Hayden, who was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola, was transported to the Bufalini facility following the incident on the Rimini coast on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Hayden won the MotoGP title in 2006, finishing narrowly ahead of Italian great Valentino Rossi. Hayden is 13th in this season's Superbike standings.

Several family members have flown in from the United States, including his mother and brother. Hayden's father is too ill to travel.

Rossi, a seven-time MotoGP champion, spoke fondly of Hayden before Sunday's French MotoGP in Le Mans.

"I have a lot of stories, a lot of memories with Nicky. We raced, we were teammates also," the 38-year-old Rossi said. "Great rider, always at the top, but especially a great guy. The situation is difficult but we hope for the best."

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