Believe It or Not!
Apparently is not just running with scissors that can cause problems
A Miami teen who was impaled in the forehead in a spearfishing gun accident is very, very lucky, according to surgeons who were able to remove the long piece of metal that was lodged all the way through his brain. The fishing spear entered Yasser Lopez’s head about an inch above his right eye!
16-year-old Yasser Lopez is recovering well and he will likely rehabilitate without additional surgery.
Dr. George Garcia displayed an X-ray of Lopez’s skull that shows the spear went all the way through his head at an angle and exited the other side.
“It’s a striking injury, something you don’t see everyday — a patient arriving awake and speaking with a 3-foot spear through his head,” Garcia said. “The first obstacle is to not be distracted by the obvious sensational aspect of the injury.”
Bullock said Lopez is now sitting up in bed and speaks a little, commenting on his pain level and lack of feeling in his left side. Lopez will leave the Intensive Care Unit Monday and faces 2 to 3 months of rehab.