WSBK » Kawasaki issues latest Joan Lascorz update

Joan Lascorz is kept under sedation over the weekend as doctors continue to assess his condition before confirming the extent of his injuries.

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Fangio - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 7:00 AM

It says that Joan was moving a lot. So is that a good sign or no? I would assume that if he is moving then he can't be paralyzed, but it could be involuntary. I really don't know anything about these types of injuries, can anybody clue me in?

Dan The Man Agustan

April 11, 2012 8:30 AM


Yes the movements could be involuntary but it could also be just a lot of shoulder movement for instance.

So really this update doesn't tell us much.

But at least it''s an update and we now know where to go for regular updates. So I guess that at least is something.


April 11, 2012 9:54 AM

He is being sedated as the T6 vertebrae controls the lungs/respiratory system and the risk of excess movement danger it is better to have full lung capacity as he will struggle to raise and lower is diaphram (neccesary when breathing).

The sad truth is this is a very,very bad injury and only time will tell how bad this could turn out to be, I wish him a fast and full recovery and am saddened again that we seem to be getting hit with alot of tragedies in paddocks at the moment. una pronta recuperacion, Joan nuestra amigo!!

BenSugden - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 1:27 PM


He's injured the C6 vertebrae which is higher up towards the neck. So if paralysis is the only outcome it would likely be from the neck down which means he wouldnt be able to move his shoulders voluntarily. If he IS moving on his own then this does look to be good news in some respect. Although like mentioned many times before, we'll have to wait for the next update (which will hopefully be an update as opposed to just a "no news yet" statement) before we know for sure. Praying for him that he has some quality of life no matter what the outcome is x

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