A medical report has surfaced regarding injuries sustained by George Zimmerman after the Trayvon Martin shooting which says Zimmerman had a broken nose and lacerations, amongst other injuries, and will serve as a piece in the trial.
According to a three-page report exclusively obtained by ABC News, Zimmer sustained a close fracture of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury, as written by Zimmerman's family doctor.
After refusing to go to the hospital the night of the shooting, Zimmerman reportedly made an appointment with the doctor to ensure clearance to work following the incident on Feb. 27. ABC News reported that Zimmerman told the doctor, a general physician at a family practice in Sanford, Fla., that his lower back hurt and photos were snapped of the injuries, including a bruise on his upper lip. The report also says that Zimmerman was prescribed Adderall and Temazepam during the time of the shooting and two recommendations from the physician: a follow-up appointment with an ear, nose and throat doctor and an imperative suggestion to be seen with his psychologist for evaluation.
George Zimmerman, 28, was charged on April 11 with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by Zimmerman on Feb. 26. Zimmerman told police officials in Florida that night that he used the gun in self-defense under the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida.
Highly publicized by the media, there has been a debate over whether or not Martin attacked Zimmerman before being fatally shot, since video surveillance footage from the police station was low-quality. Zimmerman, however, says Martin initiated the altercation, punched him in the face and bashed his head multiple times against the pavement.
Lawyers for both the prosecution and defense will review George Zimmerman's medical report along with 67 CDs of documents, videos of the night of the shooting, Trayvon Martin's autopsy report and Zimmerman's account of the evening.