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  • Shoking news! Everett likely paralyzed after neck injury.

    "A best-case scenario is full recovery, but not likely," Dr. Andrew Cappuccino said, one day after performing a four-hour operation on the player. "I believe there will be some permanent neurological paralysis. ... A full neurological recovery was bleak, dismal."

    Cappuccino noted the 25-year-old reserve tight end did have touch sensation throughout his body and also showed signs of movement. But he cautioned that Everett's injury remained life-threatening, saying the player is still susceptible to blood clots, infection and breathing failure.

    Everett is currently under forced sedation and breathing through a respirator as doctors wait for the swelling to lessen. Cappuccino said it will take up to three days to determine the severity of the injury and the recovery process.

    During the operation, Cappuccino repaired a break between the third and fourth vertebrae and also alleviated the pressure on the spinal cord. Doctors made a bone graft and inserted a plate and four screws.


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    I'll be praying for his full recovery, my heart and thoughts are with him and his family.
    All warfare is based on deception.
    Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans



  • #2
    That is horrible news, I hope all goes well for him.

    We all dread it when players suffer injuries like that, in any sport.

    I send my heart felt prayers to him and his family.
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

    "The more I learn about people, The more I love my dog".
    Mark Twain.

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    • #3
      As much as I love watching football and we laugh when guys get jacked up, you just hate to see a guy go down like that.
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      • #4
        Its always sad to see a devastating injury occur. We tend to forget that the game simply chews up and spits out many more man than it turns into heroes.
        If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Psycho View Post
          As much as I love watching football and we laugh when guys get jacked up, you just hate to see a guy go down like that.
          Yes, very sad... and it didn't look like that bad of a hit. Best wishes to him
          on his recovery.
          SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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          • #6
            For anyone that hasn't seen the latest news, the doctors are saying he has voluntary movement in his limbs and will probably walk again.
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            • #7
              Some good news at last. Thanks for the update on this Psycho.
              All warfare is based on deception.
              Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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              • #8
                Yes, good news indeed.
                SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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                • #9
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                  Local news report tonite showed another doctor claiming Everett would not actually be able to walk again.

                  I sure hope the poor guy's not being given this succession of conflicting diagnoses !

                  He has been taken off the ventilator, though.
                  http://www.wgrz.com/news/news_articl...?storyid=50743
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                  • #10
                    I'll keep him in my prayers anyway. Hope they'll respect him and his condition and don't turn this into a media circus.
                    All warfare is based on deception.
                    Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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                    • #11
                      Kevin's mother gave an interview were she spoke optimisticaly about his condition.
                      There's a big movement of support to the player and family and WIBV TV have a forum with the folowing name:

                      Send your Thoughts to Injured Bills Player Kevin Everett

                      I've wrote in it and I urge yo'll to do the same.
                      All warfare is based on deception.
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                      • #12
                        By BRIAN DAVIS / The Dallas Morning News

                        Tight end Martellus Bennett said he would talk to coach Dennis Franchione about changing his uniform number to honor his friend Kevin Everett, the Buffalo Bills player injured last Sunday against Denver.

                        Everett suffered a severe spinal cord injury, but recent reports said he was beginning to regain movement.

                        Bennett wears No. 13 but wants to wear Everett's No. 85 the rest of the season. Sophomore receiver Jeremy Brown of Fort Worth Southwest currently wears that number for A&M.

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                        • #13
                          That's a noble gesture.
                          All warfare is based on deception.
                          Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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                          • #14
                            http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3026337

                            Source: Everett may be transferred to Houston hospital by end of week

                            BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Kevin Everett could be transferred to a Houston hospital by this weekend to begin the next phase of the Buffalo Bills tight end's rehabilitation, a person close to the family told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

                            "That's the plan that probably by the end of the week, if progress remains the same, he'll be transferred back to Houston," said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of Everett's status.

                            The person said doctors still are making arrangements to determine which hospital would best suit Everett, who sustained the life-threatening spinal-cord injury Sept. 9 while making a tackle. The player grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and now lives in Houston, 90 miles away.

                            "He's very excited," said the person, who added Everett is having lengthy conversations with family, friends and doctors. "He's just happy to be breathing and able to move his limbs to some degree."

                            Dr. Barth Green, chairman of the department of neurological surgery at the University of Miami school of medicine, confirmed discussions to transfer Everett began Monday, when he said he got an update from Bills orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Cappuccino.

                            "They're talking about him going home," said Green, who had not spoken to Cappuccino on Tuesday after traveling most of the day.

                            Green added Everett continues to show significant signs of progress.

                            "He's sitting up and eating and doing rehab," Green said. "Everything's exactly how we expected. It's very positive."

                            The Bills, who have been authorized to update Everett's status, could not immediately be reached for comment. Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital spokesman Mike Hughes said he could not discuss Everett's status.

                            "Our hospital staff, from nurses to physicians, are working 24-7 to get Mr. Everett back to 100 percent," he said.

                            Initially fearing Everett would never walk again, doctors significantly changed their prognosis when the player moved his toes, ankles, legs and arms a week ago. By Thursday, Everett began moving his fingers.

                            Bills team doctor, John Marzo, announced Monday that Everett demonstrated increased strength in his leg muscles and also had shown some movement in both hands.

                            Green, who said he's been in daily contact with Everett's doctors, said he suggested Everett be transferred to Houston -- over two other choices, Buffalo and Miami -- because it's important for the player to be close to friends and family during rehab.

                            "The sooner they're back with friends and family, the better they are psychologically," said Green, co-founder of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and considered one of the leading experts in spinal-cord injuries. "It's almost like a newborn baby. They have emotional troubles bonding. The sooner Kevin can be back with his family and friends, the better."
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                            • #15
                              This sound like good news. Hope he keeps improving his condition. Thanks, once again, for the update.
                              All warfare is based on deception.
                              Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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