Originally Posted by Kind of Blued
It really hits home, and makes me feel for these guys when they lose a little bit of themselves to the sport, especially when it's that little bit you can't get back.
What is the typical status after a three week coma
? I'd imagine it's worse than having just woken up from a power nap...
Even without the cognitive issues, he still faces a lengthy rehab for atrophied muscles and nutritional deficits (which will be complicated by his newly-discovered swallowing problems). The kind of injuries he suffered can take years to heal, and he may never actually be back to himself. There's also no way to tell how well he will do physically, once he's out of bed. The report says he's "moving all of his extremities", but that doesn't mean he has full control of them, or full sensation in them. The fact that he now can't speak, and has these swallowing problems, are just the presently noticeable signs of a potentially severe brain injury. Perhaps not, and I certainly hope he does great. I've always liked the guy.