Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010
MEXICO CITY (AP) Doctors say Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas is conscious and could give testimony to police about being shot in the head in a Mexico City bar.
Cabanas was building Monday on a remarkable recovery he staged over the weekend, speaking to family members and taking food by mouth after doctors lowered his sedation level. A star of the Paraguay national team and Mexican side America, Cabanas was alert enough to watch his club play a match on TV.
Shortly after the shooting last week, surgeons attempted to remove the small-caliber bullet lodged in Cabanas' skull but decided surgery was too risky.
"He could give testimony if investigators come to speak with him, but he is not going to recall what happened," Dr. Ernesto Martinez told reporters at Angeles del Pedregal Hospital. "We're not going to interfere with the police."