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Banned former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was hospitalized with a broken rib and a punctured lung after overturning his motorcycle on an interstate exit ramp.

Tyson, 31, was recovering today at Hartford Hospital after the accident Wednesday evening. He was in stable condition and expected to be hospitalized about two days, hospital spokesman James Battaglio said.

Doctors put a tube in the lung to reinflate it, Dr. Lenworth Jacobs said today.

"Tyson is doing extremely well. His prognosis is excellent," Jacobs said.

The accident happened on Interstate 84 in Manchester, about 10 miles east of Hartford, during evening rush hour. Friends said Tyson's 1100 cc Honda skidded when it hit some sand. He was wearing a helmet and a leather riding jacket.

Tyson He arrived at the hospital about 9 p.m., some four hours after the accident.

"He went home for a few hours, didn't feel too good," Tyson's manager, Rory Holloway, said Wednesday. "He just wanted to be sure, so we came in here."

Tyson's wife, Monica, accompanied him to the hospital.

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