Mongolian teenager in coma after collapsing
TOKYO (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Mongolian wrestler who collapsed after complaining of neck pain remains unconscious following brain surgery, sumo officials said on Thursday.
Kengo, a lower-division wrestler, was taken to hospital earlier in the day after collapsing at a bath house following a sparring bout, according to the Japan Sumo Association (JSA).
Doctors removed a haematoma (accumulation of blood) from the wrestler's head in a four-hour operation.
"The doctors indicated there could be further complications and painted a bleak picture," his gym chief Nishonoseki told reporters.
(Reporting by Alastair Himmer. Editing by Alison Wildey)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this