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Ayazuddin continues to remain critical

Hyderabad: The condition of former cricketer Mohd Azharuddin`s son Mohd Ayazuddin, who was grievously injured in a mishap here, continues to remain "very critical".

According to Dr Hari Prasad, CEO of Apollo Hospital, nephrectomy (removal of kidney) was done on Ayazuddin today.

However, his neurological status continues to remain a matter of concern. It is suspected that there may be a significant brain dysfunction due to anorexia during the period in which the patient was in a collapsed stage following the accident.

19-year-old Ayazuddin had met with a accident on Sunday morning when the 1600 cc Suzuki sports bike he was driving skidded on the outskirts of the city.

Ayazuddin sustained serious injuries in the head, chest and abdomen. His cousin Ajmal-ur-Rahman (16), who was riding pillion, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the Apollo hospital.

Azharuddin, who flew in here from London, was in the hospital with his family members.

Ayazuddin is the younger son of Azharuddin and also plays local league cricket. He is son of Nourin, first wife of Azharuddin who divorced her and married actress Sangeeta Bijlani. Azharuddin and Nourin`s elder son Asaduddin also plays cricket in the local league.

A medical bulletin issued in the evening by Apollo Hospital said Ayazuddin has remained unconscious and his neurological status continues to be a cause of grave concern.

He is being continuously monitored by a multi-specialty team round the clock.

"He had continuous bleeding from the injury to the left kidney and left nephrectomy was performed this morning," it said.

His vital parameters are being maintained with supports and he continues to be on ventilator. "His status remains to be critical," the bulletin added.

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