TJ Lavin Battles Pneumonia, But Docs Deliver Good News

TJ Lavin

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updated 10/20/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 10/20/2010 AT 8:45 AM ET

TJ Lavin is waging a war against pneumonia, likely because of the breathing tube that is assisting the injured BMX rider in his medically induced coma. But his family has received good news from doctors – his brain appears to be fine after his horrific crash last week.

“Everything is good there,” Lavin’s friend and business manager Chas Aday told PEOPLE on Tuesday. “Doctors are not expecting any [brain damage], but we’re just not going to know until he wakes up if there is any loss or how bad it is going to be.”

Doctors are hoping to have the pneumonia treated and the breathing tube removed by the weekend to re-evaluate his condition. As yet, doctors haven’t tried to remove either his breathing tube or feeding tube.


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