Boxing: Rocky Road to Recovery After Fighter’s Brain Injury

(BBC) – A winner in the ring – but out for the count – super-fit boxer Cara Owen was left clinging on to life.

The 23-year-old collapsed with a bleed on the brain after victory in a fight-night bout. Airlifted to hospital, trauma surgeons did not know if she was going to make it there alive.

“The last thing I remember was feeling ill in the changing room – and then nothing after that – nothing about the fight,” said Cara. That was two years ago – two long hard years of rehabilitation.

“When I woke up from the coma, I had no idea what was going on,” recalled Cara, from Caernarfon in Gwynedd. CONTINUE