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Paraguayan Striker Salvador Cabañas Experiences Swelling Around Brain After Shot In Head In Mexico City

January 27, 2010 By Andrew OReilly

Mexican doctors said that Paraguayan soccer player, Salvador Cabañas, is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head in a Mexico City nightclub bathroom on Monday night, according to the Canadian Press.

Dr. Enrique Martínez said that the Club America striker has brain swelling and that the bullet is still lodged in his head.

“He has not moved out of the critical stage and we’re not going to lower the sedation now that we are seeing an increase in pressure around the brain area,” Martínez said.

Mexican authorities announced Tuesday that they have identified a suspect in the Cabañas shooting, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The Mexico City attorney general, Miguel Ángel Mancera, indentified José J. Balderas Garza as the primary suspect in the shooting of Cabañas, after surveillance video showed him and a bodyguard enter the bathroom moments before Cabañas was shot.

Below is the Spanish language video from the news conference Mancera held as well as footage of the surveillance tape. Viewer discretion is advised.


Ray says:

As an American, but lover of International Soccer, USA, Mexico, Paraguay, this tears at the heart so much and I pray for the best to Señor Cabañas and his family.

tom says:

I am really sorry about what happen to this guy. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time
God bless him and I am gonna pray for his recovery

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