Everett Makes Significant Progress

Injured Bills tight end continues to improve, happy to be home
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2007 3:48 AM CDT
Everett Makes Significant Progress
A Buffalo Bills cap and candles are placed on the lawn of Millard Fillmore Gates hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett is being cared for at Millard Fillmore Gates. The message reads, Get well soon! Nobody circles the wagons like "A" Buffalo Bill....   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Doctors for Buffalo Bills' tight end Kevin Everett said yesterday that he continues to progress, and that they are "optimistic that walking will definitely be a possibility," reports the Houston Chronicle. Everett was able to sit up for more than twice as long as he could last week, and to raise his arm against gravity, another significant improvement.

Everett seriously injured his spinal cord in the Bills' season opener September 9, when he ducked his head on a tackle. Despite a grim early prognosis, he improved enough to be transfered from Buffalo to his hometown of Houston, and has a "very positive outlook," said attending physician Dr. Teodoro Castillo. "He told me the nice thing was just being home, near family." (Read more Kevin Everett stories.)

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