Farquhar out of intensive care as condition improves

Ryan Farquhar: 
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON/PACEMAKER

Ryan Farquhar: PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON/PACEMAKER

Ulster road racer Ryan Farquhar has been moved from the intensive care unit at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital and his condition is now being described as “stable”.

The Dungannon man was seriously injured when he was involved in a crash at the North West 200 race meeting on May 12.

He was initially admitted to the ICU but the 40-year-old appeared to be on the mend last week and was photographed back on the hospital ward in a positive mood.

However, by Sunday there was a downturn in his condition and he was re-admitted to the ICU where he was said to be “seriously ill”.

There had been unconfirmed reports during the week that Farquhar’s condition was again improving - and his close friend and fellow motorcycling star Jeremy McWilliams tweeted a picture on Wednesday of an ice lolly he was taking to the RVH at Farquhar’s request.

It was then confirmed on Friday evening that Farquhar had improved and was out of intensive care.