Juan Mauricio Soler still in coma

GENEVA -- Doctors treating Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler say he is recovering but remains unconscious two weeks after his crash during the Tour of Switzerland.

The 28-year-old rider was put in an induced coma at St. Gallen hospital in Switzerland following the June 16 accident. He sustained a fractured skull as well as ankle and lung injuries.

Doctors began waking him from the coma last week but said it could take several days before he regains consciousness.

A hospital spokesman told The Associated Press on Friday that doctors are still unable to communicate with Soler, a sign of the severity of his brain injuries.

Philipp Lutz says the Movistar rider's lung and ankle injuries are healing well, and he is breathing without a ventilator.