Ryan Farquhar '˜seriously ill' and returned to intensive care

Ulster road racer Ryan Farquhar has been readmitted to the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, a spokesman for the Belfast Trust has confirmed.

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 4:25 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 6:35 pm
18/5/2016: Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen by his bedside

Dungannon’s Ryan Farquhar was injured in the Supertwins race in the North west 200 on May 12 and was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast by a PSNI helicopter.

The 40-year-old rider, who resumed road racing in 2014 after retiring in 2012, had initially been hospitalised with an injury to his liver and internal bleeding, according to reports.

However Mr Farquhar had been moved out of the intensive care unit.

But yesterday a spokesman for Belfast Trust said: “He has returned to ICU and he is seriously ill.”