Team GB athlete Ben Gregory set to be taken off sedation after bike crash leaves him in coma

Ben Gregory's girlfriend said he has a fractured skull, neck and multiple haemorrhages to his brain following the crash

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A Team GB athlete who is in a coma after a serious bike crash is set to be taken off sedation.

Ben Gregory, a 31-year-old decathlete, represented Wales three times at the Commonwealth Games and was a former national champion.

Gregory’s girlfriend, Naomi Heffernan, revealed the news of the crash in an Instagram post, writing: “Ben was in a serious bike accident. He has a fractured skull, neck and multiple haemorrhages to his brain.

“He’s in a coma and on life support.

Ben Gregory
Ben Gregory
Kelly Sotherton
Kelly Sotherton

“I’ve never felt so scared, hopeless and sick to the stomach.

“Ben needs your positive thoughts and prayers right now.

“Those that know Ben know how strong he is mentally and physically, he’s a fighter and he’ll get through this.”

She added: “I'll hopefully know more on Monday when they put a sedation hold on him.

“His reaction to that will say which way this is going to go.”

While former British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton wrote on Twitter that Gregory was hit by a car on Friday.

Welsh Athletics chief executive James Williams wrote on Twitter: “Sending my (prayers) to Ben Gregory, one of the nicest and (most) genuine individuals I have ever had the privilege of knowing, keep fighting pal, we are all praying for you.”