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Former Coventry bees rider in critical condition after being shot in the head

Steve Carpenter 26th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FORMER Coventry Bees rider Kenni Larsen remains in a coma after being shot in the head in his home country of Denmark last Thursday.

The Danish rider, who also rode for Newcastle and Peterborough during a five-year spell in England, was reportedly involved in an incident with one of his mechanics according to his current club Zielona Gora.

Larsen, who has yet to ride for Zielona Gora in 2016, was rushed to hospital and Fyn Police said that a 27-year-old underwent surgery at Odense University Hospital following an incident in Holkebjergvej in south-west Odense.

A statement released by Zielona Gora confirmed: “As a result of the events the player has a gunshot wound of the head and was introduced by the doctors in the state of pharmacological coma.

“The state of the player will be informed on a regular basis.”

Larsen began his career with Newcastle Diamonds where he spent three years and won the Premier Trophy, the Premier League Knockout Cup and the Premier League play-offs.

His performances earned him a move to Elite League side Coventry Bees in 2011 and he spent two years at Brandon before moving to Peterborough Panthers.

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