Donington BSB: Rouse suffers serious head injury

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Update 9am, 03/10/2022

Rouse underwent an emergency neurosurgical procedure shortly after admission to hospital and remains fully sedated in a serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Popular Bennetts British Superbike regular Chrissy Rouse has been placed in a pharmacological coma after a crash at Donington Park today.

A statement from race organisers MSVR reads:

In Bennetts British Superbike Championship race three at Donington Park circuit earlier today (Sunday), Chrissy Rouse crashed heavily on the opening lap of the race, exiting Goddards Corner. The race was immediately stopped.

Chrissy Rouse sustained a significant head injury. He was stabilised and put in a medically induced coma at the medical centre by the BSB medical team before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre/University Hospital, Nottingham for further investigations and treatment.

Further updates and information will be provided when available.