Dakar Rally: CS Santosh in coma after Dakar Rally accident

Dakar Rally Indian rider suffered head injury

CS Santosh in coma after Dakar Rally accidentHero Motorsport

Indian rider CS Santosh is in an induced coma in a Riyadh hospital after an accident in the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally.

A year ago, another rider, Paulo Goncalves, also from Hero MotoSports team, died during the race.

Team manager Waffi Fischer has said that Santosh is in a stable condition, despite being in an induced coma.

In an unfortunate incident, @cs_santosh22 suffered a crash in Stage 4 of #Dakar2021 today. He has been taken to a hospital in Riyadh. In the initial assessment, he seems stable.
Join us in wishing him a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/ePbtRIsBcT

? Hero MotoSports (@hero_motosports) January 6, 2021

This was Santosh’s seventh Dakar Rally, and he suffered the fall at the kilometre 135 mark on a gravel surface at around 11:45 local time.

Having suffered a serious head trauma, the doctors decided to place him in an induced coma to avoid risking further damage.

On Thursday, the 37-year-old will undergo a scan to ascertain the extent of his injuries.

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