While nothing is certain, things don’t look good for Bills tight end Kevin Everett who was seriously injured in yesterday’s game against Denver. Everett was sedated earlier today and is still undergoing evaluations in intensive care. And now that they’re calling it a “‘catastrophic’ and life-threatening” injury, we’re beginning to hear the things none of us want to hear:
“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.”
And from WGR550:
During the surgical procedure on Sunday night, doctors realigned and decompressed Everett’s spine, and fused the third and fourth cervical vertebrae with screws.
Monday morning, doctors performed a neurological exam and determined that he could breath on his own, and had similiar sensations as the night before, but stressed they still do not have a prognosis. Doctors are concerned about blood clotting and pneumonia to start, and will keep him in a protected state with drugs for the next two to three days. Everett is also on a respirator.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Everett family.