Mike Matusow Almost Paralyzed

Daniel Smyth in Poker News 28 Oct 2014
Mike Matusow narrowly avoids a serious injury after spinal surgery.

Motor mouth Mike Matusow has had his share of problems at the poker table, but over the last few days he's ran into some issues away from it.


According to Phil Hellmuth's Twitter account, Matusow recently underwent major surgery on his spin but after the fact he was left with "serious complications". Although Hellmuth didn't go on to explain the extent of Matusow's injury, he did say that the charismatic pro is now out of danger. 

Over the last few weeks it became clear to the community that Matusow was in some discomfort. During his recent argument with Ted Forrest over a high stakes weight loss bet, Matusow made it clear that he was seeing a doctor for pain in his back. 

At the time this fact was glossed over in light of the seven-figure sum that Forrest was demanding; however, it seems that things were probably worse than many assumed. According to one poster on 2+2, Matusow's issue was caused by a slipped disc which caused the blood supply to his spinal cord to be restricted. 

Such a complication can lead to paralysis of the spin and it appears as though there was some initial fears that Matusow wouldn't be able to walk again. Fortunately, according to Mr. Hellmuth, Matusow "will walk again", which means we will likely see him running his mouth and some bluffs on the tournament circuit within the next few weeks. 

In honour of Matusow coming through his operation successfully, let's relive some of his finest moments at the felt. 







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Mike Matusow Almost Paralyzed

Motor mouth Mike Matusow has had his share of problems at the poker table, but over the last few days he's ran into some issues away from it.

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