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Baton Rouge Pro Johnny Wahlborg Injured In Crash

September 26, 2013 01:06 PM

Baton Rouge tennis pro Johnny Wahlborg was in a significant automobile accident September 13. He lost control of his truck on the way to see his students at a junior tournament in Mississippi. Johnny sustained multiple broken ribs, a broken arm, five broken vertebrae in his neck, bruised lungs, and trauma to the head. Luckily, there is no apparent nerve or brain damage, and he has some movement in his legs.

He was in the ICU at Ocean Springs Hospital in stable condition and has since been moved to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He was kept sedated for two days and on a respirator. Johnny is able to talk and communicate with his family. As you might expect, Johnny faces a long road to recovery. Please keep the Wahlborg family in your thoughts and prayers.

In an effort to help Johnny’s family, a donation account at Iberia Bank has been established. Donations may be made in one of two ways: 1) You can visit any Iberia Bank location and make a donation by check or cash; 2) You may send a check made out to Johnny Wahlborg c/o Craig Netterville, Senior Vice President, Iberia Bank, 3700 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. If you have any questions about donations, you can e-mail Craig at cnetterville@iberiabank.com  or you can e-mail me at edgaskell@bocagerc.org .

Johnny has been developing junior tennis players in Baton Rouge for the past 25 years. In an excerpt from Johnny’s web site Johnny’s motto is “love the battle” - “The battle to develop a positive attitude, even when things get tough, in tennis, in sports, and in life. We strive to help our students develop confidence, do their best, accept life’s challenges, and excel in everything they do – on and off the court.”

A fund has also been established, To get more information, click here.

Thank you for your support and please share this with your friends. 

 

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