Daniel Franco Brain Surgery Goes Well


Fighter Daniel Franco had brain surgery today, his fifth, and his dad Al Franco reports the procedure went well.

”He’s still out but surgery went well. He will be here in the hospital a few days and should be able to leave hopefully by Sunday.”

The California man had an artificial plate placed on his head to replace the portion of the skull which was removed to allow swelling of his brain after he suffered trauma in a June 10 fight. “Everything looked good and the doctor doesn’t expect any complications or infections,” Al said on Friday late afternoon.

The attachment took four hours. Please scroll to the bottom of the story for the link to the GoFundMe page, where you can help defray more than $2 million worth of medical bills.


Fighter Daniel Franco will on Friday morning be in a hospital and prepped for the fifth surgery on his head, this time to attach an artificial bone plate.

That will cover his brain and make his skull complete again, according to his father, Al Franco.

The procedure could take 3 1/2 hours and will occur at Casa Colima Hospital in Pomona, CA.

Young Daniel, who turns 26 on Dec. 22, holds a 16-3-2 record, and suffered brain trauma fighting Jose Haro June 10 in Iowa.

Al Franco, who served as Daniel’s trainer, has of late lobbied hardcore to get support from Roc Nation, who promoted the pugilist.

Is there any update, any word or communication from Roc Nation, I asked Al Franco.

“Not a peep,” said the father.

Here is a link to a Go Fund Me page to help the family with overwhelming medical bills.

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