6th Dec, 2016

Former Bees rider Larsen keen to race again just weeks after brain surgery

Shaun Reynolds 1st Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FORMER Coventry Bees speedway rider Kenni Larsen has asked doctors when he’ll be able to ride again, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery following an airgun incident.

The 27-year-old Dane has now been discharged from hospital and is set to undergo rehabilitation after being hit to the frontal lobes – the area of the brain that controls personality.

Larsen was involved in an airgun incident on April 21 in his homeland where he was rushed to hospital with his life in danger.

Posting on his Facebook page, Larsen’s parents – Vivi and Peter – said their son already has one eye on returning to the sport, though doctors can’t say too much at this early stage.

They added: “Kenni is still exhausted and needs rest.

“He will slowly begin to attend different events and watch some races – he’s already asked doctors when he can ride again but at the moment they can’t tell.

“Kenni doesn’t remember the accident nor can he recall the first couple of days he was awake after coming out of a coma.

“He’s been overwhelmed with all the kind messages he’s received – he’s read them all and as a family we are very happy with the outcome and thankful of the fans support.”

Kenni’s discharge comes just days after the sad death of Polish youngster Krystian Rempala who was involved in a crash while racing for Tarnow – Kenni’s family extended their condolences to Krystian’s family.