A Muay Thai fighter went viral after images emerged of a brutal head injury sustained during a fight.
Last week, a French Muay Thai fighter identified as Jeremy Balasse ate a standing elbow from his opponent. The incident took place when Jeremy’s opponent landed a big elbow during the bout at the Patong Stadium.
As you can clearly see in the below images his head was fractured, but remarkably he kept on fighting and never felt dizzy. His training partner Jonny Betts, posted images of the injury to Facebook, saying:
“Bit of a nasty injury caused by a big elbow on Monday night at Patong stadium. He had surgery last night, wish him a quick recovery!”
Bit of a nasty injury caused by a big elbow on Monday night at Patong stadium. He had surgery last night, wish him a quick recovery! #SkullFracture #MuayThai
You can see the result in the video below:
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Voilà la vidéo de l’énorme coup de coude que j’ai reçu en combat, au Patong stadium à Phuket, qui m’a causé une fracture du crâne. Impressionnante blessure et grosse frayeur ! Les jours suivants ont été très difficiles pour moi et surtout mes proches, avec une opération importante à la tête, c’est pourquoi je voulais encore une fois remercier tous ceux qui m’ont soutenu, c’était incroyable, et évidemment très réconfortant ?. Thanks you @jonny_betts for the video and for your support. Special thanks to @tigermuaythai #muaythai#phuket#skull#fracture#recovery#endofstory ??
“This is the video of the huge poke I received in combat, at the Patong Stadium in Phuket,” Balasse wrote on social media, “which caused me a fractured skull. Impressive wound and big scare! The following days were very difficult for me and especially my relatives, with a major operation to the head, So I wanted to thank all those who supported me again, it was incredible, and obviously very comforting.”
Speaking to the SPORTbible, Jonny said the following:
“It happened in a professional Muay Thai fight at a local stadium. His Thai opponent landed a big elbow strike that caused the injury. “He was fine though. He wasn’t wobbled and kept fighting, but the referee stopped the fight to get a doctor to look at the injury and the doctor obviously stopped it right away”.
After the surgery, Jeremy is doing fine now. Having had a titanium plate inserted into his head. Good to know getting your skull crushed looks worse than it feels.
The fact that he wasn’t even dizzy after the blow is rather incredible.
We wish him a speedy recovery!