The thoughts and prayers of football fans nationwide are with Buffalo Bills’ tight end Kevin Everett today. During yesterday’s game against the Denver Broncos he suffered a cervical spine injury as a result of an attempted tackle on Denver’s Domenik Hixon. The remained motionless on the field for fifteen minutes before being rushed to a nearby hospital for an emergency spinal surgery.
Hospital officials have said that the surgery went well and Everett will remain sedated for the next 48 hours for monitoring. It is still unknown whether or not he will ever walk again.
You hate to see this type of thing happen, no matter what jersey the player happens to wear. It’s one of those rare moments when fans are jolted back into reality, and have to face the fact that these are real human beings on the field risking their lives to play a pretty violent game for our entertainment.
If you think of it, whether you’re a sports fan or not, please keep Kevin Everett in your prayers. I will try to update this post as more information becomes available.