Doctors in Grenoble, France, have started waking Rabobank's Kai Reus from his induced coma, with mixed success. They reduced his medication on Friday to bring him around, but he reacted with violent convulsions. Things went slightly better on Saturday when Reus was able to recognize his father before the convulsions set in again. He was then put back into the coma.
"He is making slight progress," a team spokesman told the Belgian website vrtnieuews.be. "He recognized his father, which is positive." He also added that the convulsions "seem to be a normal reaction."
The 22 year-old crashed while training alone. He suffered three broken ribs and a broken collarbone as well as a brain hemorrhage.