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Old 09-10-2007, 05:51 PM   #13
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Default Re: Bill's have 4 injured players

Just a quick update on this sad state of affairs.

Given that the doc nearly always put a positive spin on the prognosis its extremely disappointing to hear him use words like bleak and dismal.

Forget the football career, it'd be great just to see this guy able to walk again.

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The AP reports that Bills tight end Kevin Everett suffered a "catastrophic" neck injury on Sunday. The injury also is described as "life-threatening."

"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."

Although Everett has had successful surgery to remove bone chips resulting from fractures of the third and fourth vertebrates in Everett's neck, he remains at risk for blood clots, infections, and breathing failure.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that Everett has been placed on the Bills' injured reserve list. But Everett's playing status is just a footnote at this point; the injury is a reminder of how dangerous the game of football can be, at every level.
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