According to the Los Angeles Daily News, former NBA player Lamar Odom’s condition improved enough over the weekend that he is ready to start physical therapy.
Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel last Tuesday, and remained comatose until he briefly awoke and began breathing on his own on Friday. Since then, he has reportedly continued to make progress. From the Daily News:
Instead, Odom has shown enough steady improvement in recent days at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center that he has started physical therapy, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
Odom has not experienced any setbacks after breathing without the help of a ventilator in the past three days. He showing marked improvement with his breathing, vision and the ability to have simple conversations, sources said.
Odom is slated to begin physical therapy that will show whether the 35-year-old former basketball player can walk, said sources familiar with Odom’s progression. But it remains unclear how well he can navigate that challenge.
There’s still no word on what kind of lasting effects Odom may or may not have to deal with, but the news surrounding him is at least starting to feel a little more optimistic.