PRICHARD COLON’S mother Nieves has shared an update on his health as he celebrated his birthday.
Nieves shared a video presenting the former boxer with a cupcake and a candle.
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Colon, who turned 31, is seen smiling in response to his birthday cake, while he also received a signed boxing glove from rapper Daddy Yankee.
Fans reacted to the video by offering up well wishes for his birthday and his recovery.
The Puerto Rican fighter suffered a bleed on the brain during a 2015 fight with Terrel Williams.
He was subjected to repeated blows to the back of his head during the bout, causing part of his skull to collapse.
The boxer left the ring but became dizzy and nauseous in his dressing room.
He went into a coma for 221 days and has since been looked after at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Orange Park, Florida.
Nieves provides updates on her son’s health on social media and earlier this year posted a video titled “Prichard Colon-Melendez 5K run for the woods” which featured a video of Colon on a trail in a specially adapted mobility chair.
It is unclear how much the former sportsman will recover but so far he is showing good progress.
Former heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder broke down in tears while discussing Colon’s condition following his last win against Robert Helenius in October last year.
He pointed to Colon as an example of the dangers boxers face when they entered the ring and showed sympathy for his fellow fighter.