Lamar Odom Has Not Been Told What Caused His Injury, Doctors Reportedly Fear Serious Brain Damage
Lamar Odom has made considerable progress in the month since he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13. Emerging from a medically-induced coma, the former NBA champion has been making strides, as a brain injury has presented mobility and communication challenges. In a recent appearance on The Ellen Show, Odom’s formerly estranged wife Khloe Kardashian revealed that the details on Odom’s incident have not been revealed to him as a protective measure.
“We tell him he had a brain injury, I can’t tell him how that brain injury was caused, because it will set him back,” she said.
Additionally, doctors are reportedly worried that Odom has suffered significant brain damage. TMZ reports that the former Laker is having trouble recognizing family members and close friends. Kardashian detailed the difficulty Odom is facing, noting that he has a “long, long roads ahead.”
“He’s off of all the machines that help his organs, but still, he has such a long way to go. He’s learning how to walk again, and feed himself again, and put sentences together. Cognitively, it’s a long, long road ahead. Everyday is different. Sometimes he knows who the President is or his birthday, and then other times he thinks he’s 26.”
Watch Khloe Kardashian’s update on Lamar Odom below: