News | Dec 20 2017

Erik Skoglund wakes from coma

Erik Skoglund suffered a bleed on the brain after a training session
Erik Skoglund
Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

AFTER being taken ill after a training session, Erik Skoglund was taken to hospital and treated for a bleed on the brain on December 7.

He has now been brought out of a coma. His promoter, Kalle Sauerland said in a statement: “Erik Skoglund is awake and responsive having been brought out of his medically induced coma. With the swelling to his brain sufficiently reduced, doctors began the process of waking Erik last night and have so far been pleased with the results. He has shown a number of positive signs. He is now breathing on his own, with the help of a ventilator, and is responding to instructions.

“Although he remains in intensive care, the most critical and life threatening stages of his recovery are now behind him. Over the coming days, Erik will undergo a series of examinations, which will reveal what affect his injuries will have on his future.

“We would like to thank everyone for their continued messages of support, and ask that everyone continue to respect the privacy of Erik and his family during this time.

erik skoglund, callum smith

“Team Sauerland will provide a further update on Erik’s condition when possible.”

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