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This post is updated from an earlier post published on Jun 7, 2022.

Sports Illustrated reports South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi has died after suffering a ruptured blood vessel in his brain. He was 24.

Buthelezi became disoriented during a WBA African lightweight title fight against Siphesihle Mntungwa on Sunday, reports.

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Seconds into the 10th round, Buthelezi knocked Mntungwa between the ropes. When Mntungwa (center) got to his feet, the referee instructed the boxers to continue, but Buthelezi turned to the ref and squared up. He then walked toward a corner of the ring and began shadow boxing an invisible opponent.

The referee then stopped the fight and Mntungwa won by TKO (technical knockout).

Buthelezi was taken to King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, South Africa, where he was placed in a medically-induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain from a hemorrhage.

Boxing South Africa confirmed his death in a statement on Tuesday:

"It is with great sadness for Boxing South Africa and the Buthelezi family to announce the passing away of Mr. Simiso Buthelezi, who passed away last night on June 7 in hospital in Durban," the statement says, per CBS Sports. "Towards the end of his bout, Mr Buthelezi collapsed and was taken to hospital and it was discovered that he suffered a brain injury which resulted in internal bleeding. At the hospital, Mr Buthelezi was given the best care possible but he succumbed to the injury."

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Keyontae Johnson's medical condition took a turn for the worse after he collapsed on the court during a game at FSU on Saturday.

Johnson collapsed as he returned to the court after a timeout. He appeared to trip and fell face first at mid court.

The 21-year-old was taken off the court on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, according to ESPN.

Johnson's grandfather provided an update on his grandson's condition in a telephone interview with USA TODAY Sports on Monday.

Larry DeJarnett said doctors placed Johnson in a medically-induced coma and they hoped to bring him out of a coma by Monday afternoon.

"They're just not sure. He may have had activity in the brain, so they induced the coma. They put him on medication to keep him sedated."

Johnson, the SEC's preseason player of the year, tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in the year. Coach Mike White said the team paused activities last month after several other players tested positive for the flu-like virus.

"Please keep praying for @Keyontae and his family. We all love him," Coach White tweeted on Saturday.

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A Black Lives Matter protester who was hit by a falling statue in Virginia is in critical condition at a hospital, where doctors placed him in a medically induced coma.

Chris Green is on life support at Sentara Norfolk General hospital. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma to ease the swelling in his brain.

Green was in a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists dismantling a Confederate statue outside a courthouse in Portsmouth, Va. when the freak accident happened just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.

The police stood idly by while the activists used sledge hammers to chip away at a statue depicting George Pickett, a major general in the Confederate States Army.

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Green was standing under the statue when the crowd pulled the statue down on him. An activist who witnessed the accident said Green's head was split open exposing his brain matter.

The witness said Green lost a lot of blood before police cleared the area to allow medics to transport him.

Green's wife, who wasn't at the protest, said her husband's heart stopped twice in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

She told 13News Now that they have two children. She said she was upset that protesters "didn't think" when they pulled the statue down on him.

A GoFundMe page was created by Green's wife to help pay his medical bills. The page collected nearly $16,000 as of this writing.

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Eric Garner in a medically-induced coma in ICU


The daughter of Eric Garner is in a medically-induced coma after suffering another cardiac arrest. Erica Garner, who protested against police brutality after her father died in 2014, is in critical condition at Woodhull hospital after suffered a heart attack on Saturday night.

Doctors say Erica had an enlarged heart which was discovered after she gave birth to her son in August. The 27-year-old suffered her first cardiac arrest a month after her son was born.

Erica's mother told reporters her daughter was in a medically-induced coma.

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