February 10, 2010

Paraguay international Salvador Cabanas continues to make encouraging progress following the incident that left him with a gunshot wound to the head less than three weeks ago, and the last 24 hours have brought more good news for the Club America man.

"We've had significant progress, not only in his state of alertness," neurosurgeon Ernesto Martinez told ABC Paraguay at a news conference. "His language is also a little more fluid and he is eating well. His movement has improved on both sides. He has better strength and coordination and his face looks a lot better."

The neurosurgeon went on to explain that there had been no signs of an increase in intracranial pressure, something Cabanas is susceptible to with the bullet still lodged in his skull.

Cabanas' wife, Lorgia Maria Alonso, brought yet more good news Wednesday, confirming she had spoken to her husband who told her, "I love you and I want to go home," adding, "He told me to thank the fans of Club America for all the support you have shown."

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