Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of early onset of Parkinson’s Disease. According to doctors in Pacquiao’s home country of the Philippines. Dr. Rustico Jimenez, President of Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, recently stated that Manny’s hand twitch and stuttering are signs that something is going on with the 3-year-old boxer’s health.
“Even though his reflexes are quick, I noticed the movement – it’s just another view, my personal view – but it seems like there are early signs,” Jimenez said, via a translation from Bad Left Hook. “There are some movements that you will notice with his hands. It’s in the hands, and not the head, where you can easily see this. It twitches a little bit. Although I haven’t seen it up close, I think I am seeing that there are some signs.”
Following Pacquiao’s fight last month with Marquez, another doctor, Dr. Raquel Fortun, a renowned forensics expert from the Philippines, added commentary about what happens to the brain when it experiences trauma like the Marquez knock out.
“When the brain gets shook like that, it’s very dangerous,” Fortun said. “Since it’s not truly fixed to your skull, when your brain gets shaken, there are connections that get cut off, and you get small hemorrhages.”
It’s important to keep in mind that neither of these doctors have examined Manny and don’t work with him in any capacity. These are just their observations as medical professionals.