We all know there’s risk in what we do. While it’s nice to think that severe injury doesn’t happen, at the end of the day it’s a reality of training and competition. One of the most publicized lately (a video is circulating) has been the neck injury fifteen year old Gabriel Diniz after being stacked at a BJJ competition on August 4th. Gabriel has lost the use of his arms and legs. He’s gradually regaining some mobility, but has a very long road ahead of him. He tells globoesporte.globo.com: ” I can’t wait to get back to training. I ask the staff to continue praying for my recovery. God willing everything will work out.”
You can read more about Gabriel, his injuries, and ways to help here.