Raisin back in US for rehabilitation

Saul Raisin is back at home in Georgia after spending a month in hospital in France. Although still

Saul Raisin is back at home in Georgia after spending a month in hospital in France. Although still

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Crdit Agricole's Saul Raisin has flown back to the United States to continue his rehabilitation after he suffered head injuries in a crash at the Circuit of the Sarthe last month. The 22-year-old had gone into a coma as the result of a brain haemorrhage following the incident and spent several weeks being treated in Angers hospital in France.

Raisin, who hails from Dalton, Georgia, is to undergo further treatment at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, which is renowned for its work with patients with brain injuries. "He's back, and we're glad to be home," his mother, Yvonne, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Every day he's doing a little better."

Raisin was given the OK to return to the US once he was able to sit, eat, talk and walk with help. A further sign of his improvement arrived in the form of a message he posted on his website earlier this week. "Believe it or not it is me Saul," he wrote. "Well here I am. No racing for me. Only racing to get well."

He continued: "Got the new proycling Giro edition mag. To bad I am not doing the Giro. I want to thank everyone for their support and get well thoughts. I hope to be leaving the hospital in a couple of weeks. I am in a super nice Hospital and the staff here is TRES BON. I love you all. Saul."

A message posted by his parents on the site said: "Saul still has a long, hard road to travel, but we all know he can do it." They added that Raisin is eating a lot and staying in touch with his girlfriend, Daniella, by phone.

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