Indians left-hander Juan Lara


Jan 1, 2002
48 | Sports | Indians minor-leaguer has brain, spinal injuries

" "Juan's condition is very fragile. In the last medical report we found that he has a severe brain trauma, and we also found a fracture in the spinal column, with the D2 (second vertebra) in an unstable condition," hospital spokeswoman Dashira Martinez said.

Martinez said doctors have not determined whether there will be any paralysis.

"For the moment the doctors' prognosis is reserved, which means we should give it time to see how it evolves before making reference to that possibility," she said. "