BRITISH Paralympian George Peasgood is in critical condition in hospital after a “freak accident” with a serious head injury.
The 27-year-old cycling and triathlon star reportedly fell off his bike on Saturday, leaving behind multiple serious injuries.
His partner Frankie Hall has revealed he is being treated in a specialist neurological intensive care unit for a “diffuse axonal injury” caused by sudden and traumatic movement of the brain.
George, from Saffron Walden, Essex, won a silver in triathlon and a bronze in cycling at last year’s Paralympics in Tokyo.
Ms Hall thanked the emergency services in an emotional Instagram post for getting the stricken star into “safe hands” within minutes of the accident.
She wrote: “To all our friends, please know that your support means the world to me and I want to do the same for him.
“He’s a fighter, I’ve never known anyone as strong as George and I know when the time comes he will come through.”
She added that she will be by his bedside “for the foreseeable future” to help him on the “long road to recovery.”
The devastated partner ended her post by saying: “We don’t have any further information at this time but we will know more once he regains consciousness and we appreciate your respect and privacy at this time.”
In addition to his Tokyo medals, Peasgood won this year’s World Triathlon Para Series and the C4 bike time trial.
He was also the youngest member of the paratriathlon team when he made his debut at the Rio 2016 Games.
Major sports organizations were quick to tweet their support, with World Triathlon writing: “World Triathlon is incredibly saddened by the news that Paralympian George Peasgood was involved in a serious accident.
“We wish him the best in his recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the blue carpet soon.”
Paralympics GB added: “The thoughts of all of us at Paralympics GB are with George Peasgood who was involved in a serious accident whilst cycling last week.
“I wish you a speedy recovery, George.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6412679/brit-paralympian-fighting-for-life-serious-head-injury-accident/ Brit Paralympian, 27, is fighting for his life with a serious head injury after falling off his bike in a ‘freak accident’