Chi Cheng, bassist for the rock band ”Deftones,” is still in a coma, but responds to reflex tests.
Cheng suffered serious injuries from a car accident that happened in Santa Ana, California, last week. Doctors treating the bassist say they are hopeful the musician will make a full recovery.
A recent post from Deftone’s studio blog reads, “This Sunday saw the first signs of your prayers in action. Chi was able to hear and respond to his father’s request to move his lower lip. His father also administered a tendon reflex test, of which both legs responded with movement. Doctors continue to remain optimistic, and the energy at the hospital remains very positive.”
Cheng, 38, remains in serious condition in a Northern California Hospital. However, doctors have suggested the condition is stable.
Drummer Abe Cunningham wrote in a separate post, “The neurosurgeon treating Chi says the first 72 hours are critical, and as of now, he is fighting the good fight and the doctors remain optimistic. We are seeing your prayers in action. The family asks that all the prayer warriors out there continue to pray for Chi, and keep sending out your positive energy.”