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Stinger
09-10-2007, 11:04 AM
A thread for a little levity on the day after. After a game like we saw yesterday we all like to complain, gripe and antognize each other and then we move on. This time last year we were doing the same thing but we were all scared, pissed, and not sure what was going to happen to Trent Green. Well the prognosis for Bills TE Kevin Everett (Which seems to be worse than Greens injury) is not looking good, some are questioning whether he will walk again, not play but walk again.

If you are a person of faith or even if your not you might want to say a quick prayer for an opposing player.


Everett undergoes lengthy surgery, may be paralyzed
Bills tight end suffers damageto cervical spine, is reportedly on respirator
By Allen Wilson NEWS SPORTS REPORTER
Updated: 09/10/07 9:43 AM


Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett suffered what could be a career-threatening injury during Sunday’s 15-14 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Everett was admitted to Millard Fillmore Hospital with a cervical spine injury. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said Everett went into surgery about 8 p.m. Sunday, but he didn’t know whether Everett had shown any signs of movement since he was driven off the field in an ambulance.

The Bills provided no other details, but a source with knowledge of the situation told The News that Everett’s surgeons removed bone chips from his third and fourth vertebrae.

There was word at the hospital late Sunday that Everett, 25, was out of surgery and in the intensive care area. He was said to be on a respirator.

A spokesman at the hospital declined to comment.

“He’s had some sparse movement,” Everett’s agent Brian Overstreet told the Associated Press in a phone interview late Sunday.

“The next couple of days is going to be critical,” said Overstreet, responding to a question about paralysis. “Our concern is for him to come out of this healthy and, hopefully, be able to walk again.” Overstreet said Everett came out of a “lengthy surgery” Sunday evening and the plan was for his mother, Patricia Dugas, to arrive from Texas today.

Word out of the Broncos’ locker room was that Everett was paralyzed.

“We hear it’s not good,” Denver kicker Jason Elam said.

Everett went down after a collision with Denver’s Domenik Hixon on the opening kickoff of the second half. Everett lowered his head into Hixon’s chest to tackle Hixon and appeared to be knocked unconscious on contact before falling to the turf.

Everett seemed to regain consciousness, but had no movement in his extremities. He was placed on a backboard and stretcher with his head and body immobilized and was loaded into an ambulance near the Broncos’ sideline.

Before Everett left the field, the Bills huddled near their sideline for a silent prayer for their fallen teammate, who was on the ground for about 15 minutes.

“We’re very concerned,” cornerback Terrence McGee said. “You always see guys get shaken up and you see some kind of movement. With him I was looking the whole time and I never saw him move. It’s real hard to take. Hopefully everything will be all right.”

Given the serious nature of Everett’s condition, the loss was secondary in the minds of the players. “When we came in here after the game the first thing we thought of was Kevin,” wide receiver Lee Evans said. “There are some things that are a little bigger than the game.”

“Obviously, we lost the game, but Kevin is critical to our team,” added tight end Robert Royal. “We love him. We want to stand by him. That was the first thing Coach Jauron said when we came into the locker room. Our prayers go out to Kevin and his family.”

Safety Donte Whitner said the incident put the game in proper perspective.

“This is a physical game and guys get hurt, but you never want to see anybody have something like that happen to them,” he said. “What happened to Kevin lets you know how easily everything can be taken away from you.”

This injury adds another chapter in Everett’s hard-luck NFL story. The 2005 thirdround draft pick was robbed of his rookie season after tearing the anterior cruciate in his left knee during the Bills’ first postdraft minicamp in April.

Although a groin injury briefly delayed his comeback a year later, he was back on the field for training camp.

But Everett’s playing time last season diminished as he struggled to pick up the offense. He was expected to have a larger role this year.

awilson@buffnews.com

http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/159288.html



As much as I disliked the outcome of the Chiefs game yesterday to me it seems like kind of a small thing when things like this happen.

ChiTown
09-10-2007, 11:08 AM
As much as I disliked the outcome of the Chiefs game yesterday to me it seems like kind of a small thing when things like this happen.

Amen.

Prayers go out to this young man. It would be a real tragedy if he is paralyzed.

Chiefnj2
09-10-2007, 11:11 AM
The last I heard last night was a report from Mort that said the doctors were cautiously optimistic he'd be able to walk again. Hopefully he'll recover 100%.

DaFace
09-10-2007, 11:13 AM
Damn...you hate to see something like this happen. Hopefully he'll be alright.

Mile High Mania
09-10-2007, 11:13 AM
Yeah, when I was watching the game... the hit didn't look bad, but when he fell and they showed him twitching briefly and then nothing... that was a bit scary to say the least.

patteeu
09-10-2007, 11:34 AM
Damn, I thought the guy was just knocked out when I saw it. I sure hope he recovers. That's really sad.

kepp
09-10-2007, 11:39 AM
Terrible thing...I pray he regains full mobility.

El Jefe
09-10-2007, 12:14 PM
Prayers to him and his family, that is not something you want to see.

ct
09-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Hard news, TnP for Everett and his family.

Pitt Gorilla
09-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Ugh, I really hope this turns out well.

kaplin42
09-10-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm not a religious man, but my best wishes go out to this young man and his family. I really hope that he pulls through and can walk again.

Stinger
09-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Not looking Good for Everett.

Update


Everett likely paralyzed with 'catastrophic' injury
Associated Press

Updated: September 10, 2007, 5:34 PM ET

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills' Kevin Everett sustained a "catastrophic" and life-threatening spinal-cord injury and his chances of regaining a full range of body motion are very small, an orthopedic surgeon said Monday.

"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.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3012739)

You hate to hear about this happening to anyone. :(

lancer348
09-10-2007, 03:57 PM
This puts all of our arguments into perspective.

My thoughts and prayers for a full go out to him and his family.

headsnap
09-10-2007, 04:18 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin Everett and his family.


A similar thing happened to pro Mountain Bike and BMX racer Tara Llanes just a little over a week ago. She wiped out in a rhythm section and is now paralyzed from the waist down.

Her myspace page and photo:
http://www.myspace.com/mtbtara
http://www.bikesutra.com/images/tara/tara_maxim.jpg




sad..

:(

Crashride
09-10-2007, 04:29 PM
The side of the game that no one wishes upon anyone

Spott
09-10-2007, 04:29 PM
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.

That is truly sad and all too familiar for us Chiefs fans. I hope this turns out the way that we all hoped and prayed it would turn out for DT 7 years ago.

Demonpenz
09-10-2007, 04:40 PM
It's a chance anyone who straps on a helmet knows can happen. The collisions are so huge it's only a matter of time before someone dies

big nasty kcnut
09-10-2007, 04:42 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin Everett and his family also.

ChiefsFan4Life
09-10-2007, 04:42 PM
This is really sad

I really really hope that he recovers as best as possible

Demonpenz
09-10-2007, 05:01 PM
How fast do you have to be moving to get your arota to seperate. It's coming. prayers to the family. Football is getting scary fast to the point I don't know how the people are getting up

Stinger
09-10-2007, 07:17 PM
Football is getting scary fast to the point I don't know how the people are getting up

Yep people complain about players holding out or not signing for money. These are the risks they take.



The collisions are so huge it's only a matter of time before someone dies

You know I am really surprized that this hasn't happened. I guess part of it is a testiment to the technology of the equipment. :shrug:

AZChief
09-10-2007, 07:34 PM
Here's a link if you want to send him and his family a message through the bills site

http://www.buffalobills.com/KevinEverett.jsp

Mecca
09-11-2007, 03:58 PM
I just saw on ESPN news that he is regaining movement in his arms and legs and his doctor is now optimistic that Everett will walk again.

Sure-Oz
09-11-2007, 03:59 PM
I just saw on ESPN news that he is regaining movement in his arms and legs and his doctor is now optimistic that Everett will walk again.
No freakin way :clap:

ChiTown
09-11-2007, 04:06 PM
No freakin way :clap:

AWESOME!

That's fantastic news if true. Here's hoping!

Sure-Oz
09-11-2007, 04:08 PM
AWESOME!

That's fantastic news if true. Here's hoping!
That would be a badass story, i surely hope its true. Hearing the whole time he may not even survive and if he does would be paralyzed,a certain miracle we can hope for.

tk13
09-11-2007, 04:08 PM
They're interviewing a doctor on ESPN during SportsCenter right now. They're saying within the last hour they've brought him out of sedation. And he was moving his arms and legs, and they think he'll walk out of the hospital eventually.

I didn't get all the medical details, but it sounds like they used some new techniques on him to cool his spine and prevent the injury from getting worse, and it apparently worked.

Mecca
09-11-2007, 04:11 PM
I heard about that they lowered his body temperature because it helps with swelling and such, I'd honestly never heard of that before but it apparently works.

DaFace
09-11-2007, 04:11 PM
Awesome. Hopefully the good news keeps coming.

Sure-Oz
09-11-2007, 04:17 PM
This is excellent, keep the details coming for those of us at work, wow!

Demonpenz
09-11-2007, 04:36 PM
I wonder how much if this was helped by money raised by ole superman himself.

Easy 6
09-11-2007, 05:10 PM
All of you Godless heathens (j/k) can scoff if you want, but i said a strong prayer for that man today & i would like to think it helped.

He's recovered full body motion, thats simply awesome.

Thank you God.

Adept Havelock
09-11-2007, 05:11 PM
Excellent news.

Rain Man
09-11-2007, 06:53 PM
Yay! That's great news.


It's a chance anyone who straps on a helmet knows can happen. The collisions are so huge it's only a matter of time before someone dies

Some of those hits that get played on the "big hits" videos really make me cringe, with guys landing on their faces and heads. I love watching the big hits, but I hate watching guys land on their heads.

Bob Dole
09-13-2007, 12:38 AM
All of you Godless heathens (j/k) can scoff if you want, but i said a strong prayer for that man today & i would like to think it helped.

He's recovered full body motion, thats simply awesome.

Thank you God.

Inside the NFL tonight indicated the doctors think he'll be able to walk.