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Docs: Cyclist shows 'cognitive deficits'

Updated: July 7, 2011, 7:14 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Doctors treating Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler say he's showing signs of "serious cognitive deficits" after waking from an induced coma three weeks after crashing in the Tour of Switzerland.

A spokesman for St. Gallen Hospital in eastern Switzerland says the 28-year-old rider can follow simple commands and move all four limbs but isn't able to speak.

Philipp Lutz says the Movistar rider appears to have suffered brain injuries when he crashed and fractured his skull ...

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