He collapsed two months ago following the 10th round of a fight in San Antonio Texas. From AP-
Two months after slipping into a coma following a brain injury sustained during a televised fight, San Antonio welterweight Oscar Diaz is awake and breathing on his own.
Oscar Diaz, seen here in 2006, is awake and breathing on his own, two months after falling into a coma following a 10-round TKO loss to Delvin Rodriguez.
Diaz has been upgraded from critical to stable condition, San Antonio University Hospital spokesperson Julie Wiley said Thursday morning.
“He’s opening his eyes and showing improvement. He is off the ventilator and breathing on his own,” Wiley said.
Diaz’s family and neurosurgeon Dr. David F. Jimenez were scheduled to appear at a 3 p.m. ET news conference at the hospital to provide a more detailed update on his condition.
“It’s very exciting to see Oscar open his eyes. He’s a fighter and I believe he will get better,” Theresa Diaz, his mother, said in a statement.
Diaz (26-3, 12 KOs), 25, collapsed in his corner following the 10th round of a TKO loss to Delvin Rodriguez on July 16 in the main event of “Wednesday Night Fights” on ESPN2. He was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to relieve swelling on his brain. He had been in a coma since.
All along, the doctors said they expected him to eventually come out of the coma.
Still a truly incredible story of recovery. Most comas come with either some brain damage or memory loss or both. May Diaz have a successful and as complete a recovery as possible.
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