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John Graziano Will Never Recover from Hogan Crash Injuries

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Oct 09, 2007 | 10:08am EDT

The 22-year-old passenger hurt in the car crash involving wrestler Hulk Hogan's son Nick will need to be cared for in a nursing home for the rest of his life.

U.S. Marine John Graziano was critically injured in the crash in Florida in August. His skull was broken at the base, he experienced brain swelling and a large amount of blood collected under the skull.

Court documents reveal he is still on life support--he can only manage to open and close his eyes and his condition is unlikely to improve.

A report was filed by registered nurse Joanne Jones, who was hired by the court to examine Graziano's condition. She claims he has a gag reflex and can respond to being pinched, but has no reaction to sound or touch and his pupils do not respond to light.

Her report, detailing the findings of Graziano's doctor H. Bushnell Clarke, reads, "At this present time, he states his prognosis remains guarded. He states that this young man most likely will spend the remainder of his life in a nursing home."

If 17-year-old Hogan was found to be speeding when he crashed, he could be held criminally responsible for Graziano's injuries.

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