Everett Could Be Walking in Days: Docs

Injured Bills tight end heading to Houston hospital, near family
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2007 4:55 AM CDT
Everett Could Be Walking in Days: Docs
Buffalo Bills orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Cappuccino answers questions about Bills football player Kevin Everett during a news conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007. Everett suffered a serious spinal cord injury in an NFL football game against the Denver...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett, who suffered a disastrous spinal cord injury in a tackle less than two weeks ago, is being transferred today to a Houston hospital, and could be walking "in days," according to doctors. Everett has already been sitting up unassisted. Doctors grimly predicted Everett would never walk again when he arrived paralyzed from the neck down.

Now, "I think the future for him is very bright," said a physician. Houston is Everett's hometown, and his mother said that having family nearby would aid his rehabilitation. "He's strong, you all," she said."Kevin's going to get up walking and take care of his business like he always has." (Read more NFL stories.)

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