Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
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This is the moment a Mexican wrestler fractures his neck and is left lying on the floor after jumping from the ring to try to tackle an opponent and hitting his head on a barrier.
Mexican AAA Worldwide wrestler Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza, 53, suffered serious injuries during a match in the 67th Anniversary of the Monterrey Coliseum, in the city of Monterrey in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA Worldwide Wrestling) is a wrestling promotion based in Mexico City which has a reputation for outlandish matches and characters.
Huerta, who goes under the name “La Parka” in the competition, was attempting to tackle an opponent outside the ring.
Local media report he tangled his feet on one of the ropes when he tried to jump through the ropes which resulted in the accident.
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The first video shows the moment Huerta is seen jumping from the ring but he misses his opponent and lands head-first on a protective barrier.
The second video shows the incident from a different angle, showing“La Parka” becoming tangled in the middle rope of the ring before landing on a protective barrier.
Huerta was reportedly unconscious immediately after the impact. Medical staff transported the wrestler to Hospital Oca where he remained under observation overnight as they waited for the swelling in his head to go down.
According to the Mexican newspaper ‘La Reforma’ Huerta could not move his arms or speak after the accident.
Sources close to the wrestler say he suffered a fractured neck and cervical vertebrae, however despite his injuries his health is “out of danger” as the wrestler “slowly gains control of his extremities” claim La Reforma.
The cervical vertebrae he injured and the gravity of the fracture to his neck are unclear.
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