Stig Broeckx is in a vegetative state as doctors confirm severe brain damage

Stig Broeckx suffered severe brain damage after a crash involving a motorcycle at the Belgium Tour last month and is now in a vegetative state as doctors failed so far to get him out of a coma. 

“The past days the neurosurgical team of the hospital in Genk has reduced the medication of Stig in an attempt to get him out of coma. Unfortunately Stig doesn’t respond to stimuli like sound or movement. The doctors confirm that Stig has incurred severe brain damage, in the brain stem and different brain regions. He is now in a vegetative state. At the moment it is difficult to predict if the consciousness can partially come back.

Out of respect for the family there won’t be any further comments.”, says a statement released today by Lotto Soudal team.