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Banasiewicz wakes from coma

Updated: September 7, 2012, 3:08 PM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN.com

After over two weeks in a medically induced coma, BMX pro Brett Banasiewicz regained consciousness on Friday afternoon. Bansiewicz was weaned off of sedation last week following a crash in Virginia Beach on August 23, and had remained in a semi-conscious state since.

At approximately 2 p.m. ET, Banasiewicz, 17, opened his eyes on his own. Trish Bare Grounds, of Bare Essentials Sports Medicine, relayed the information via email. "He's awake! Brett Banasiewicz is awake!"

He ...

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