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Mercer 'improving' in hospital

Condition update issued

Injured TT rider Steve Mercer is 'improving', according to doctors.

His condition is still described as 'critical, but stable', following a collision with an official car during Wednesday night's qualifying session.

The 36-year-old is being treated in Liverpool.

In a post online, wife Caroline described the extent of his injuries including a fractured ankle, heel and vertabrae.

She also revealed emergency surgery on Thursday went 'as well as the doctors could have hoped'.

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