Update: Pray for Ricardo
Billabong Team Rider Ricardo Dos Santos is in critical condition after yesterday’s shooting.
As you know by now, our dear friend and team rider Ricardo dos Santos was shot three times this morning.
Here's the latest update from the hospital:
The doctors just finished the third surgery of the day. Ricardo went through eight hours of surgery. The doctors said 98% of people would not be able to survive the amount of surgery Ricardo dealt with today, but "his heart is too strong."
Ricardo is now in a medically induced coma for the next 48 hours to determine how his body will react to all of the surgery.
Unfortunately his condition is still very serious and he remains at risk of death.
Ricardo is being treated at the São José Regional Hospital and was transferred to the ICU after three surgeries to stop two hemorrhages and to remove bullets from his body.
Ricardo dos Santos will be on induced coma on the next 48 hours.
We will keep you posted throughout Ricardo's recovery. For now, please continue with your great show of love, support and prayers.