The tragic accident that left Jack Greener, a BJJ white belt, quadriplegic has made a shock wave in the Jiu-Jitsu world.
It was reported that during one of the classes, Greener’s coach placed his entire bodyweight on his neck, crushing the cervical vertebrae and leaving the student paralyzed.
Greener, now a quadriplegic, has sought out “compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, and emotional distress” – and the jury ruled in his favor, making it a point for Greener to be awarded $46 million.
And now, video footage has emerged of the incident that led to the tragic injury.
It seems that the instructor was going for the famous Leo Vieira’s back take against Turtle… But that Greener turned his head awkwardly in the process.
Watch the video below. Beware – it’s graphic:
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Many people have, therefore, shared their opinion that there has been no ill intent from the coach to cause any sort of injury to the student.
And that this has been a case of a freak accident.
Here’s what Kit Dale said in the comments:
He just tried to do the old Leo Viera back take. Just a sloppy version that resulted in accidental damage. I’ve seen 100x worse from people wanting to cause harm. This looks accidental to me.
What do you think?