Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kevin Everett Will Walk Again, Thank God

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Kevin Everett voluntarily moved his arms and legs on Tuesday when partially awakened, prompting a neurosurgeon to say the Buffalo
' tight end would walk again -- contrary to the grim prognosis given a
day before.
"Based on our experience, the fact that he's moving so well, so early after such a catastrophic injury means he will walk again," said Dr. Barth Green, chairman of the department of neurological surgery at the University of Miami school of medicine.

It seems the early intervention by trained professionals using chilled saline solution to put Everett into a hypothermic state and thereby reducing swelling and further injury may have made the difference. Thank God for nerdy kids who study hard and grow up to be doctors. Can you imagine what his family is feeling like right now?

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