Lamar Odom To Undergo Extensive Rehab To Recover From Organ Failure And Brain Trauma
While Lamar Odom continues to recover after being found unconscious inside of a Nevada brothel, the former NBA baller has yet another challenge awaiting him once he regains his strength.
According to a E!Online report Lamar is still completely unable to stand up on his own nor with the help of the medical staff.
On the brighter side, “Lammy’s” recent CT scan came back with no complications, he is breathing on his own, and he is able to swallow and move his limbs. The neurologist and cardiologist who are working with Lamar are mainly concerned about his cognition as time progresses.
It also appears that Odom will undergo physical, speech, and other forms of therapy for several months and even then, doctors believe some of the damage done will be permanent.
Khloe Kardashian has been steadfast by her estranged husband’s side ever since the news broke.
How do you think this will affect their relationship? Can you see Khloe calling off the divorce to be Lammy’s rock in sickness and in health?
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Flip the page to see what Clippers’ head coach, Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had to say about their former teammate.
Doc Rivers spoke to reporters about Lamar Odom’s health scare and the impact that he had on himself and others as an ex-Clipper teammate via NBA.com
“Lamar had it right on the court,” Rivers explained. “He’s the exact opposite of half the players — they don’t get it right on the floor. They don’t figure out how to play for their teammates and to be a great teammate. Most guys never get that. That’s what Lamar had. That’s why everyone is so emotional; he is a great teammate … you hear [that] now.”
“Once he left the floor, that’s where he has a lot of demons,” Rivers continued. “We talked about it a lot. I don’t know if that was the right conversation to have before a preseason game because the guys were very emotional about it, but I just thought it was the right thing to do.”
Says Blake Griffin:
“I think he has an impact on everybody,” Griffin said. “It’s not something that’s fun to talk about, but we wanted to be there for support … He probably [had] no idea we were there, but just to be there and to see him, hopefully he knows there’s a lot of guys that love him and want to see him do better and want to see him get better.”
Clippers point guard and National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul also flew to Nevada to see his former teammate.
“L.O. is just one of those guys who, when he was on our team, he had that veteran leadership,” Paul said. “He knew what it took to win. He was very lighthearted. When things got a little bit too serious, he was the one who kept us relaxed and laughed and stuff like that. He’s just an unbelievable guy.”
Continued thoughts and prayers for Lamar, his family and his friends.