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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Disabling Karate Blow

KIEV -- A Russian contestant in a contact karate contest remained in critical condition after being injured in a bout Saturday, doctors said.

Said Isayev of the Russian republic of Dagestan was hospitalized with serious brain injuries and remained unconscious Tuesday after surgery. Although he was wearing a protective helmet, a heavy blow to the jaw resulted in massive brain hemorrhage, said Ihor Konivets, a doctor at Kiev's First Aid Hospital.