Earlier I saw some fascinating information posted at Gateway Pundit stating that the police officer who killed Michael Brown was severely injured during the altercation:

Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

Unfortunately, I am wholly unable to find any report anywhere confirming what the sources are quoted as saying. Only requotes of the post.)

One question. Why has this not been reported?

If the story is true, something is very, very wrong. It would mean that not only are the District Attorney, and the St. Louis County Police not doing their job, but neither are any of the news media (whether liberal or conservative).

Does anyone know more about this?

MORE: Some Freepers are also looking for confirmation.

UPDATE: The story is now being confirmed here.

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

Why are they only now telling us this after a week of rioting?

MORE: Reason‘s Nick Gillespie thinks the timing is fishy too:

Is it possible that Ferguson authorities have managed to make an even bigger mess of things by withholding information that might have quelled some of the rage residents felt in the wake of Brown’s shooting?

Yes, but why?