More positive news today. After 17 days in intensive care, Simon has been moved to the High Dependency Unit, basically a step down. This is really good news for his recovery as it means the medical staff are feeling much happier with his progress.
His wife Amanda reports that he "looks better and his breathing has improved, the physios are pleased, he's managed to have some soup today and he is able to talk, albeit very quietly and without much volume."
That really is good news. Simon is a strong character, both physically and mentally. There's no doubt that his level of fitness has been a significant contributor in his recovery and his mental attitude, which has seen him recover from previous adversity, is beginning to shine through.
Go Simon, Go #SIMONSTRONG.
Note to Press; Simon Richardson is a double-gold Paralympic cyclist. On the track in Bejing 2008 he won the LC3/4 1km time trial and 3km individual pursuit. He also claimed a silver in the road time trial and assisted team mate Darren Kenny to victory in the road race. Further details can be found on his Wikipedia page.