Everett Leaves Hospital, Thanks Buffalo Fans

'It’s been special to me,' injured Bills tight end tells crowd on video
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2007 1:00 PM CST
A sign acknowledging the injury to Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett is placed on the lawn of Millard Fillmore Gates hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Don Heupel)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Buffalo tight end Kevin Everett left the hospital last week and thanked his team and its fans for their support in a video message that played before last night's game. "Just letting you guys know it’s been special to me and I just want to say, come on let’s beat New England," Everett said before the Bills' 56-10 loss.

Everett suffered a severe spinal cord injury in the season opener on September 9, and doctors initially said it was unlikely he would walk again. But he has steadily recovered and was able to take a few steps with a walker last month, reports the Buffalo News. "I still have a long journey to full recovery," he said last night.