T&T boxer Michael Alexander was still listed in critical condition at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital on Thursday, following a vehicular accident on Wednesday evening in Diego Martin.
The 28-year-old Alexander was riding his motorcycle when it collided with a van at the corner of Cicada Drive, River Estate and North Coast Road.
Following the incident, Alexander who won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland was taken to the St James Medical Complex, Western Main Road, St James before he was later transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
Alexander also won bronze at the Pan Am Championships in 2013 in the men's light welterweight (64kg); the 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, and at the 2019 Pan American Games.
In addition, he also has a silver medal from the 2018 CAC Games and was a hopeful for the T&T Olympic Games team later this year.
Contacted for a comment, Cecil Forde, president of the T&T Boxing Association (TTBA) noted that right now the focus for all involved in the sport was sending well wishes to Alexander and their hopes for a speedy recovery.
Forde said, “As far as I know, he is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and may have suffered two broken ribs and his left hand was broken in two places, with possible damage to his lungs as well.
"So right now, we can’t even begin to talk about boxing and his future in the sport, we first have to hope for him to get back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible and take things one step at a time.”
Brian Lewis, president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) stated that Alexander is currently in the toughest fight of his life.
He said, "Alexander is one of our Olympic scholarship athletes and has done the country proud at numerous tournaments and I know he will put up a strong battle all the way.
"There’s no denying the fact that he is a great boxer and he has shown himself to be fearless and courageous in the ring, and I expect him to be that way as he fights for survival as well.
"The most important thing right now is for us to wish him well through prayer and hope that with the help of the doctors he will be able to make a full recovery."