Boxer Nick Blackwell has been woken from his induced coma and is talking to family and friends, his management says.
Nick had been placed in the induced coma following a British middleweight title contest last weekend.
After examination doctors discovered, contrary to early reports, his bleed was on his skull, not his brain and was small enough to not need an operation.
He was in an induced coma for almost seven days, at St Mary's Hospital in London, where his sedatives were gradually reduced over time.
Finally, at the weekend, Nick woke from the coma, acknowledged the voices of loved ones and, by Sunday, was starting to talk.
On behalf of Nick, his family, and very close friends, we'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and well-wishes. It has been overwhelming at times and has certainly not gone unnoticed.
Boxer Nick Blackwell has announced his retirement from boxing, tweeting “that’s me done”.
The management team of boxer Nick Blackwell say there is no timetable to bring him out of an induced coma contrary to recent reports.
Trowbridge boxer Nick Blackwell has been placed in an induced coma after suffering bleeding to the brain following his defeat.