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King’s Lynn Stars’ Lewis Kerr up and walking days after horrific crash at Peterborough Speedway

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Doctors continue to be pleased with the progress made by speedway star Lewis Kerr
Doctors continue to be pleased with the progress made by speedway star Lewis Kerr

Speedway rider Lewis Kerr is up and out of bed at Addenbrooke’s Hospital just two days after coming out of an induced coma.

The King’s Lynn Stars rider had a horrific accident at Peterborough Speedway on Sunday and was airlifted to the Cambridge Hospital after the meeting was abandoned.

Doctors put him in an induced coma, but today, Friday August 7, just days later, his wife Jessie has posted pictures of him up and out of bed on social media.

She posted: “Here’s a pic I hope makes you all smile. One step at a time and we will get there.”

Yesterday she thanked fans and wellwishers for their support during what she described as “the worst time of our lives.”

Jessie Kerr said her husband had been through a “miracle” 24 hours after coming out of the coma.

A message posted on the rider’s Twitter account yesterday said: “Lewi has had an incredible 24 hours waking up.

“Yesterday, I got a very emotional cuddle and he even rubbed my belly and said our baby’s name.

“Doctors say very long road ahead and it’s early days, but what a fighter.

“So stunned at the support from everybody, the speedway world has literally amazed me, as has everyone else.

“I will never be able to express just how thankful I am for every single act of support.”

A fundraising account in support of Mr Kerr has now raised more than £7,500.

The appeal at www.gofundme.com/d54vykh9fh9 was set up by Caroline Love, from Cambridgeshire.

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