remains in critical care with his condition being closely monitored. However, now that some swelling has reduced the
extent of his injuries are more apparent.
is able to speak but still requires oxygen to aid his breathing. He remains bed bound and unable to sit up,
this is due to the seriousness of his punctured lung. Doctor’s are still assessing his condition
and whether surgery will be required as he has air on the outside and
blood inside the lung.
Experts have advised that Mitch will have limited capacity in his lung
for a long time and at this stage it’s preventing him from sitting up. When he
has tried to sit up his heart rate has dropped to dangerous levels and the pain
has become almost unbearable. It is unclear how many speedway riders these
experts have dealt with, and may hold the notion to base their diagnosis on an
average man and not in fact racers eligible for super human status.
From a doctors’ point of view the most spectacular injury of all is
Mitchell’s broken shoulder blade. Which has effectively snapped in half,
something that's almost impossible to do according to experts.
– Record books for Davey? Most Spectacular brake??
It has now emerged that there are significant torn ligaments stretching
across his back and the vertebrae from the belly button downward are broken on
his left side. His ribs are just as much
broken as they were, with no further update or new found injuries (we’ll take
that as a bonus).
Understandably, Mitchell is currently receiving high doses of
morphine but incredibly is in good spirits despite the amount of pain he is in
and is hopeful to be transferred to a hospital near home in Glasgow soon.
Mitchell’s wife – Our Donna would like to pass on that they are blown
away by the volume of messages they have received since his crash. She would
like to ensure everyone who has sent a message that Mitchell has read them and
is extremely grateful for everyone’s concern.
Donna would also like to say thank you to the clubs who have held
collections on Mitchell’s behalf, and to the Ben Fund’s Paul Ackroyd for his
help in the last week.
Lastly, she would like to thank Birmingham and Swindon commercial
manager Lee Kilby who has organised a walk from the Brummies Perry Barr stadium
to the Abbey stadium in Swindon in aid of Mitchell.
His ‘Walk for Mitch’ campaign is in full swing and full details on how
people can donate will be posted through Mitchell’s official website, and the
official websites of both Swindon and Birmingham in the coming days.
All in all, he should be back for the play-offs.
Joking a side, the news of Mitchell’s crash came as a huge
shock and we have been delighted to hear a few positive updates over the
weekend. A lot of information to take in
by the most important thing is and that our good friend will continue to gain
strength and get better.
Stick in Mitch !!