John Joe Nevin has been told by doctors that both of his legs are broken, according to RTE. Nevin was maimed in an assault that took place in Mullingar last Friday. He had been attempting to stop a fight between his uncle and his uncle's two sons when the assault took place.
His coach Brian McKeown confirmed the news to the Irish Independent today.
It seems that there is a fracture in his left leg... I spoke with him on the phone this afternoon and he was very positive, but he was disappointed. He expects to be confined to a wheelchair
A man was arrested in connection with the attack on Sunday but he was released later that day without charge. It had previously been reported that Nevin may have been left with a broken leg after the attack. Now it has emerged that both of his legs are broken.
After scan today Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been told by doctors both of his legs are broken.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) April 8, 2014