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Sports Boxer Patrick Day in 'extremely critical condition' after KO in fight

09:20  15 october  2019
09:20  15 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Patrick Day in coma after suffering brutal knockout

  Patrick Day in coma after suffering brutal knockout The junior middleweight underwent emergency brain surgery after being knocked out by Charles Conwell.Day, 27, was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being knocked unconscious by the undefeated Conwell. Day was down for several minutes before a medical staff took him away on a gurney in a frightening scene. He suffered a seizure before arriving at the hospital and remained unconscious. Upon arriving at the medical facility, Day underwent emergency brain surgery to reduce swelling. He remains in a medically induced coma at the time of publication.

Boxer Patrick Day ’s management team said he has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in “ extremely critical condition ” after a 10th-round knockout Saturday night in his USBA super welterweight title fight against undefeated Charles Conwell in Chicago.

Boxer Patrick Day was “ fighting for his life” after being taken to a Chicago hospital following a 10th-round knockout Saturday night, according to reports. As of Sunday evening, Day was in a coma and was in “ extremely critical condition ,” the boxer ’s management company, DiBella Entertainment

Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury on Saturday night after being knocked out in the 10th round.© Jon Durr, USA TODAY Sports Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury on Saturday night after being knocked out in the 10th round.

Boxer Patrick Day’s management team said he has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in “extremely critical condition” after a 10th-round knockout Saturday night in his USBA super welterweight title fight against undefeated Charles Conwell in Chicago.

In a statement, Day’s management team said Day, 27, from Freeport, New York, is in a coma at Northwestern Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

"He’s fighting for his life,” his trainer, Joe Higgins, told Newsday.

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He is in extremely critical condition . "On behalf of Patrick ’s team, we appreciate the outpouring of support, prayers, and offers of assistance from all corners of the boxing community. "Updates will be provided as circumstances change. In the meantime, we ask that the privacy of Patrick and his family

American boxer Patrick Day is in an " extremely critical condition " after suffering a traumatic brain injury in his super welterweight fight with Charles Day 's promoter Lou DiBella tweeted: " Pat Day makes any room he is in a better place. I've never met anyone who's met Patrick and not liked him.

Conwell, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, has been on social media, expressing concern for his opponent.

“My thoughts and deepest prayers are with Patrick Day and his family right now,” Conwell said. “His family will provide further information at the appropriate time.”

According to news reports of the fight, Day went down twice in the fourth and eighth rounds before being knocked unconscious by a left hook in the 10th. ESPN reported that Day suffered a seizure on the way to the hospital.

Day is 17-4-1 as a pro.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Boxer Patrick Day in 'extremely critical condition' after KO in fight

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