Zimmerman’s Medical Report Shows Broken Nose After Shooting

The three page document compiled by Zimmerman's family physician could be used as evidence by his defense team.

By Jorge Rivas May 16, 2012

According to a medical report obtained by ABC News, Trayvon Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation. The three page document compiled by Zimmerman’s family physician could be used as evidence by his defense team. [ABC News describes more details of the medical report written the following day after Martin’s death:](http://news.yahoo.com/abc-news-exclusive-zimmerman-medical-report-shows-broken-204911351–abc-news-topstories.html) > The record shows that Zimmerman also suffered bruising in the upper lip and cheek and lower back pain. The two lacerations on the back of his head, one of them nearly an inch long, the other about a quarter-inch long, were first revealed in photos obtained exclusively by ABC News last month. > > But the report also shows Zimmerman declined hospitalization the night of the shooting, and then declined the advice of his doctor to make a follow-up appointment with an ear nose and throat doctor. The news comes after local news sources in Florida report[ FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses near the murder site seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/05/fbi_considering_hate_crime_charge_in_trayvon_martin_death.html)