Adonis Stevenson in medically induced coma

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Trying to reduce swelling in his brain. It shocked me when I read it. I guess I didn't expect it.

On a side note: That ref was horrible. Gvozdyk was held up by the ropes from Stevenson's signature left but no knockdown given ffs.
 
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Hope he recovers.

But Stevenson should have fought kovalev years back but the moments passed now. Very depressing.
 
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Trying to reduce swelling in his brain. It shocked me when I read it. I guess I didn't expect it.

On a side note: That ref was horrible. Gvozdyk was held up by the ropes from Stevenson's signature left but no knockdown given ffs.
By the ref not calling it a knockdown he gave Stevenson a better chance at KOing him but he still couldnt so calling it a KD was pointless in the end
 

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Hopefully Stevenson may be on the improve :

Adonis Stevenson reportedly has been put into a medically-induced coma to lessen the pressure caused by brain swelling. His condition has been upgraded from “critical” to “stable.”

Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel stated, “I have received dozens of requests for interviews but in agreement with the doctor responsible for the care given to Adonis, I will for the moment abstain to avoid any misinterpretations in a situation constantly evolving. Thank you for understanding.”

https://fightnews.com/adonis-stevenson-update/35414
 

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One of the doctors who worked the Stevenson-Gvozdyk fight, Dr Jean Doré, said he and his colleagues are at a loss to medically justify the sport.

"The goal of boxing is to inflict damage on the opponent, often by knocking him unconscious. And that carries important risks for severe head trauma", Jean Doré said.

“I can’t say we can justify it,” Doré said.

Yet despite his misgivings, Doré said he prefers to remain ringside rather than leave the sport.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4725123/adonis-stevenson-boxer-knockout-medical-community-questions/

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One of the doctors who worked the Stevenson-Gvozdyk fight, Dr Jean Doré, said he and his colleagues are at a loss to medically justify the sport.

"The goal of boxing is to inflict damage on the opponent, often by knocking him unconscious. And that carries important risks for severe head trauma", Jean Doré said.

“I can’t say we can justify it,” Doré said.

Yet despite his misgivings, Doré said he prefers to remain ringside rather than leave the sport.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4725123/adonis-stevenson-boxer-knockout-medical-community-questions/

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Someone should ask Doré how he feels about coal mining.
- Or Alaskan crab fishing. Or fracking. Or joining the military. Or becoming an LA cop.



Or curling!
Evidently, the object of curling is to bore the spectators into such a stupor, they WISH they were dead.
It's brutal, I tell you.
(Even worse than an Al Haymon event.)
 
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Someone should ask Doré how he feels about coal mining.
- Or Alaskan crab fishing. Or fracking. Or joining the military. Or becoming an LA cop.



Or curling!
Evidently, the object of curling is to bore the spectators into such a stupor, they WISH they were dead.
It's brutal, I tell you.
(Even worse than an Al Haymon event.)
I think there’s not that much ground to defend boxing. I personally accept the fact it’s a stupid sport and I’m stupid for liking it... One thing I believe is true is if there was not any organized boxing federation, illegal bouts would be made, without any physicians etc and it would be much more dangerous. Still, seeing all those past greats unnable to speak coherently hurts.
 

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I think there’s not that much ground to defend boxing. I personally accept the fact it’s a stupid sport and I’m stupid for liking it... One thing I believe is true is if there was not any organized boxing federation, illegal bouts would be made, without any physicians etc and it would be much more dangerous. Still, seeing all those past greats unnable to speak coherently hurts.
Indeed. People are gonna fight whether doctors like it or not... and people are gonna be entertained by those fights.. so it might as well be regulated and the Doctors might as well be there to mitigate as much death and damage as possible.
 
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I just listened to a press conference given by his doctor. He’s had surgery on the night after the fight and was put on sedatives to induce a clinical coma. He’s in a stable, but still critical situation : he breathes with the assistance from a machine. Let’s hope we (and more importantly his family) have some good news later this week.
 
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Someone should ask Doré how he feels about coal mining.
- Or Alaskan crab fishing. Or fracking. Or joining the military. Or becoming an LA cop.



Or curling!
Evidently, the object of curling is to bore the spectators into such a stupor, they WISH they were dead.
It's brutal, I tell you.
(Even worse than an Al Haymon event.)
That comparison does not make any sense. You missed the point of the doctor.

He said "The goal of boxing is to inflict damage on the opponent"
That is NOT the goal of coal mining or crab fishing or even an LA Cop (I know, I know). The end goal of boxing is winning by hurting your opponent.

Military? Are you really going to compare the existential existence of the military to a blood sport?
 
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Medically induced coma is no joke. He will never box again. If he's lucky he'll return with some cognitive function.
A good friend of mine got knocked over by a car in early November of 17 and he fell backwards in the street and hit his head very hard. Once admitted into the hospital in the Emergency Room and they found out what they were dealing with, they medically induced a coma due to brain swelling and kept him like that for about 3 weeks as the swelling slowly subsided. He was so close to having surgery to relieve pressure, but they treated him with drugs and the MIC.

He was in the hospital for over 2 months and then transferred to a rehab facility for another month plus before being released. A year has passed since his accident and he is still not right and is no longer as sure of his actions as he once was. He seems to doubt himself at almost every turn and who knows how long, if at all, his recovery will be bring him back to where he was. As more time passes and he's not making much progress, it looks like it may be as good as it gets for him.

Brain injuries are no joke.
 
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No good news yet unfortunately :

The medical team treating boxer Adonis Stevenson in a Quebec City hospital said Wednesday it is too early to say anything definitive about his prognosis as he continues to receive treatment for a severe traumatic brain injury.

Intensive care specialist Dr. Alexis Turgeon told reporters the 41-year-old fighter remains in stable but critical condition after a knockout loss Saturday night in his WBC light heavyweight title defence against Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukraine.

Turgeon said he could not offer an informed opinion on the Montreal boxer's chances of a full recovery.

"If I had clear answers, I would give them," Turgeon told reporters at a news conference requested by the family. "The family would like them too. They're asking the same questions as you."

Stevenson's condition deteriorated after he was helped into the dressing room following Saturday's fight, and he was transported by ambulance to Hopital de l'Enfant-Jesus from the Videotron Centre.

He was admitted with "a traumatic brain injury" that required rapid neurosurgery, the physician said.

He added that Stevenson is under mechanical ventilation, is sedated and requires specialized neurological monitoring.

Turgeon said by the time Stevenson arrived at the emergency room, he wasn't able to speak.

"His level of consciousness was altered -- like someone who was sleeping deeply," Turgeon said.

"When you have a (traumatic brain injury), you have the first injury and then, over time, in the first minutes and hours after the injury, that's when the damage starts to progress," he added. "That's when your level of consciousness will be altered."

A neurosurgeon quickly operated to reduce bleeding in the brain.

Turgeon said the next step for Stevenson is to get past the critical phase, which doctors hope can happen by the end of the week.

That will depend on the results of monitoring, further scans and assessment of his condition.

"When we are satisfied with the monitoring and his condition, we will try decrease the sedation and drugs to keep him under controlled sedation," Turgeon said.

Sedation allows doctors to watch for secondary effects and reduces oxygen consumption in the brain, he said.

"With all the treatment we're giving him, a person couldn't tolerate all that without sedation," Turgeon said.

Turgeon cautioned against using "medically induced coma" to describe Stevenson's condition, saying the preferred medical term is an "altered level of consciousness."

Stevenson does have certain factors in his favour.

"He's a healthy man, in good shape and we didn't suspect any damage to his brain prior to this injury," Turgeon said.

But there are likely to be some lasting effects.

"It's a traumatic brain injury. The majority of people come out of it with after-effects," the doctor said.

Turgeon said Stevenson's family members, who are by his bedside, wanted to express thanks for all the messages of support they have received.

He asked that people refrain from reporting medical details that do not come from official sources, because the family is affected by speculation and rumours they read on social media.

The Haitian-born Stevenson is father to five children, including a newborn daughter.

Stevenson's partner, Simone God, tweeted a message late Tuesday to Stevenson, saying his infant daughter misses him.

"You promised you'll be back for her after the fight and I know you'll be back! Love you," she said.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/adonis-stevenson-s-condition-stable-but-critical-after-traumatic-brain-injury-doctor-1.4205918
 

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A good friend of mine got knocked over by a car in early November of 17 and he fell backwards in the street and hit his head very hard. Once admitted into the hospital in the Emergency Room and they found out what they were dealing with, they medically induced a coma due to brain swelling and kept him like that for about 3 weeks as the swelling slowly subsided. He was so close to having surgery to relieve pressure, but they treated him with drugs and the MIC.

He was in the hospital for over 2 months and then transferred to a rehab facility for another month plus before being released. A year has passed since his accident and he is still not right and is no longer as sure of his actions as he once was. He seems to doubt himself at almost every turn and who knows how long, if at all, his recovery will be bring him back to where he was. As more time passes and he's not making much progress, it looks like it may be as good as it gets for him.

Brain injuries are no joke.
Yeah, no kidding. Sorry to hear about your friend. A reminder of how fragile we really are.

I knew a woman who was an equestrian. She was riding one day and her horse stopped short. She went forward as the horse reared back and their heads collided. She sustained a concussion and suffered debilitating migraines for years after. It effected every single facet of her life, she could barely function. All from just one incident.
 

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The doctor makes a good point towards the end of his statement - that the media should be cautious about distributing medical information that does not come from an official medical source. Likewise, we here shouldn't be jumping to conclusions.
 
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good post,a guy i knew gott his heaD kicked in in his own house (guys got 18 months i beleive), and he was a different guy after that. passed away due to complications of it years later and i think his mum is suing the NHS over it.
Not to bring up other fighters but this sounds similar to Blackwell's situation, if not more like the second time.