Prichard Colon remains in a coma, test shows some hand movement
Stricken fighter Prichard Colon showed some signs of movement when assessed in hospital on Monday but is still in critical condition after his fight against Terrel Williams.
The 23-year-old was taken ill on Saturday night following his first career defeat against Williams and underwent emergency surgery for a bleed brain.
Colon’s condition has been a major cause for concern on Sunday, although his father gave an update that could be a small sign of encouragement moving forward.
“According to Richard Colón, father and coach of Prichard, today neurological tests showed Prichard moved his left hand. Although it is a step forward, he is still in a state of coma.
“The Boxer remains in recovery from at Inova Fairfax Virginia hospital, and we appreciate the interest and the prayers to Pritchard,” stated the latest information.
The WBC released a statement offering some hope.
“I inform you, Prichard, still in a coma. But his is stable. He is currently sedated due to recent surgery he underwent,” the statement said.
“Prichard has been in a coma since he collapsed last October after fighting Terell Williams in Fairfax, Virginia. The Puerto Rican aged 23, has undergone several surgeries.
“It gives us signals he is still with us. But we understand we have to wait for the perfect moment of God.
“Please continue with your prayers and good vibes,” concludes the courageous message on Facebook from the family.
PRICHARD COLON DANGER
‘Digget’ participated in his 17th professional fight and starring on Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series when Colon suffered the injury.
The incident has once again highlighted the dangers every boxer faces when they lace up their gloves to trade blows.
This year alone, promising young Australian Brayd Smith died in March following a fight against John Vincent Moralde.
At the same time, compatriot Davey Browne Jnr passed away in the same week as South African Mzwanele Kompolo just last month.