Stevenson Still In Coma, Dealing With Severe Brain Injury
Adonis Stevenson is still in the hospital dealing with what is being described as a “severe traumatic brain injury.”
Dr. Alexis Turgeon, the specialist physician in intensive care medicine at the Quebec City hospital where Stevenson is currently staying at, gave an update on the former world champion’s condition after his fight on December 1. Turgeon explained that Stevenson had surgery on the evening of December 1 into the early hours of December 2 and is dealing with a brain injury that has resulted in him being in the intensive care unit since then.
“Mr. Stevenson underwent surgery on the night of Saturday to Sunday and has since been admitted to the intensive care unit. He suffers from severe traumatic brain injury. His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical,” Turgeon said.
“His condition requires mechanical respiratory assistance, deep sedation and specialized neurological monitoring. It is too early to comment on Mr. Stevenson’s long-term prognosis. I urge the media to be very cautious about distributing medical information that does not come from an official medical source.”
The incident started after Stevenson was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the 11th round of their fight for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title. The loss ended the 41-year-old Stevenson’s reign as world champion, which started in 2013.