Boxer Wakes From 2-Month Coma
Jon Azpiri | September 18, 2008 at 11:26 amby
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Oscar Diaz awoke from a two-month long coma and is now breathing under his own power.
Diaz had been in a coma for the past two months after being injured in a July 16 loss to Delvin Rodriguez. He collapsed after the 10th round and underwent emergency surgery that night for severe swelling and bleeding of his brain.
Rodriguez has expressed relief over Diaz's improved condition.
"It's very good news to me," said Rodriguez, when reached at his training camp, where he is preparing for an Oct. 3 bout in the Dominican Republic. "The doctors kept saying he would come out of it, but you don't believe it until it happens. "I've been waiting for his moment for a long time. It's been difficult. I kept thinking about him and how his family was doing. I've been worried."