Hospital: health of injured BC player “improved″
BOSTON (AP) _ The condition of a Boston College football player has improved since he was hospitalized last week for a cerebral blood clot, hospital officials said Monday.
Jermaine Monk, a sophomore linebacker, suffered a concussion during practice Thursday and was hospitalized in serious condition.
He remains in serious, but stable condition, following 4 1/2-hour emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, said Dr. Allan Ropper, chief of Neurology at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
``Monk’s condition has improved since Friday. He is breathing on his own and is no longer on a respirator,″ Ropper said. ``He is awake and is beginning to speak.″
Monk has a ``long recovery process″ ahead of him, said Dr. Guillermo Candia, chief of Neurosurgery.