Stig Broeckx shows signs of recovery

Lotto-Soudal‘s Stig Broeckx remains in an induced coma following a collision with a motorbike at the Belgium Tour, but shows signs of recovery as an update on the Stig Broeckx Fanclub Facebook page confirms.

“Along this road, we want to thank the many people for the massive messages of support via the bracelet ‘FIGHT FOR STIG’ already,” the update read.

“In difficult times for the parents, friends of Stig, family and friends [sic], it is heart-warming that so many people are concerned about the state of health of Stig. After a relatively long period fighting for his life, Stig now in rehabilitation. Stig currently resides at a rehabilitation centre in Overpelt. Here he is in good hands of an entire team that will guide him in his recovery.”

Lotto-Soudal team confirmed Broeckx had shown signs of recovery and told Sporza that the next months will be crucial for the 26-year-old’s recovery.

“This centre specialises in measuring brain activity and in carrying out tests on people in a coma,” Lotto-Soudal told Sporza of the centre in Overpelt. “The coming weeks and months will determine whether Stig responds to that test. He is not in danger but is still in a coma. His condition has improved slightly. He is, according to specialists, in a minimally conscious state.”