Daily Archives: September 8, 2007
TORONTO, Canada – About 300,000 Americans are in wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries. Many patients will recover at least some function in their fingers, toes, hands and limbs after injury, but new research shows there may be a way for them to recover even more.
Bruce Brady nearly died last March when he accidentally skied into a cedar fence.
“At that point there, I could not feel anything,” he said. “I couldn’t move my head. I could not wiggle my toes, wiggle my fingers.”
The accident left Brady paralyzed from the neck down. “I couldn’t feel anything, anywhere,” he continued.
Kevin Everett had surgery Sunday evening, hours after the Buffalo Bills reserve tight end showed no signs of movement after sustaining a Cervical spine injury in the team’s season opener against Denver.
Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said he was informed by the team’s medical staff the player went into surgery at about 8 p.m. Berchtold said he had no further information, and didn’t know whether Everett had shown any signs of movement since he was driven off the field in an ambulance.
At 9:45 p.m., as he was leaving Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, Bills’ tight end Ryan Neufeld told Buffalo’s WIVB-TV the surgery “went well as far as we can tell and he’s recovering right now.”