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Medical report day after Trayvon Martin death says Zimmerman nose 'likely broken'

The Florida block watch captain who shot and killed Travyon Martin awaits a judge's ruling on his new bond application. NBC's Jeff Rossen speaks with Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's attorney.

SANFORD, Fla. -- The day after the encounter that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead, George Zimmerman visited a doctor’s office in nearby Altamonte Springs, where he was told his nose was “likely broken,” but the wounds at the back of his head did not require stitches.

Those details – along with other notes on Zimmerman’s injuries and his health in general – are revealed in a medical report prepared by a physician’s assistant after a Feb. 27 visit.

The document was among a rash of evidence filed in Seminole County Court on Friday and released to the public Tuesday by Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara.


The document, which NBC News first reported on May 16, offers some insight to Zimmerman’s injuries – and, perhaps, his state of mind in the aftermath of his encounter with Martin.

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George Zimmerman appears in court in Sanford, Florida, on Friday.

Zimmerman had no slurred speech or dizziness as a result of his injuries, the report notes, but adds that Zimmerman admitted to “occasional nausea when thinking about the violence last night.”

According to the report, it was recommended Zimmerman be evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist, but he refused.  The report also says that Zimmerman had been told he needed medical clearance to return to work.

Zimmerman, 28, shot Trayvon Martin dead during an altercation on Feb. 26th inside the gated community where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch coordinator.

Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges, told  Sanford police he acted in self-defense after Martin punched him and repeatedly banged his head against the pavement.

In court Friday, defense attorney Mark O’Mara pointed to Zimmerman’s wounds as evidence supporting a self-defense claim.

The report released Tuesday makes note of two lacerations at the back of Zimmerman’s head – one 2 centimeters, and the other a half-centimeter – but adds that they don’t require stitches.

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The report also says Zimmerman’s nose was “likely broken,” and that he complained of pain to his lower pelvis. 

Zimmerman was given a prescription for the painkiller Lodine, according to the report.  It also shows that Zimmerman complained of “stress,” and had been prescribed an anti-anxiety drug, Temazepam, in January, and a drug for hyperactivity, Adderall, earlier in February.

Also Tuesday, O’Mara released freeze frames of Trayvon Martin from a video captured by security cameras at 7-Eleven the night he was shot. 

As is widely known, Martin visited the store to buy Skittles and an Arizona brand drink before walking to this father’s girlfriend’s house inside the Sanford gated community.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, O’Mara said he intended to ensure the public understood how Trayvon looked on the night of his death.

"These are the most recent pictures of the Trayvon Martin that intersected with George Zimmerman that night," O'Mara told NBC News.

O’Mara added that the pictures show that Trayvon was taller than the store clerk, who O’Mara said is closer to Zimmerman's height.

Seminole County circuit Judge Kenneth Lester is expected rule Thursday on Zimmerman’s bond after a review of the evidence submitted by O’Mara.

Lester last month revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bond after prosecutors said Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, had misled them about his finances at an April bond hearing.

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