Puerto Rican welterweight, Prichard Colon, is showing small signs of improvement after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on the brain, following his Oct. 17 fight with Terrell Williams, promoter Lou DiBella has revealed.
Colon was taken ill backstage after the PBC fight with Williams, vomiting and complaining of dizziness before collapsing and being rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and slipped into the coma he remains in.
“He no longer needs a ventilator, and the doctors have removed the pressure monitors on the brain, which is a very good sign,” DiBella told ESPN.com. “”Physically, according to the family, Prichard looks 1,000 percent better than he did, and he’s showing signs of moving his extremities. But he’s not out of the coma.
“He’s not awake. But that said, the family is far more optimistic and hopeful than it was. The doctors feel like Prichard’s recovery is as good as can be expected at this point.
“From the family’s standpoint, they are very, very grateful for the outpouring of support, love and prayers and positive thoughts people have been sending them,” DiBella added. “It’s made a big difference to the family. They are people of faith, and they believe all of it is helping Prichard.”
Writing on the fighter’s Facebook page, a relative left the following message;
“Prichard is breathing without machines!! The Glory of God!! I just need you to wake up.”