Local Man Critically Injured in Boston Bombings on the Road to Recovery — Mary Beth McDade Reports

TORRANCE, Calif. (KTLA) — A Redondo Beach man critically injured in the Boston bombings is still hospitalized, but is well on his way to making a full recovery.

John Odom was cheering on his daughter, who was running in the marathon, when the first explosion went off.

He was standing just 20 feet from the blast.

Odom suffered major injuries to both of his legs, including a severed artery in one leg.

Nicol said Odom was just weeks away from retiring and was looking forward to spending more time with his grandchildren.

For updates on John’s condition, check here.

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