George Bovell III wil not represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico next month, due to his ongoing recovery from head injuries sustained in a car crash last month.
Bovell was heading to Mayaro to go spear-fishing following a training session on August 19 when he lost control of his car. The BMW collided with an oncoming truck, but evasive action saved Bovell from severe injury, although he sustained a concussion and a wound to his forehead.
The 2004 Olympics bronze medalist has resumed light training but is still suffering some lingering effects of the accident. HIs stitches have been removed, but his short-term memory and cognitive ability are still slightly affected.
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