"University of Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor, who broke his neck when he collided with a teammate in a March 6 game against Florida State, is paralyzed from the waist down but showing signs of improvement, his doctors said Thursday.
Dr. Donald Peck Leslie, medical director of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, said Taylor is now breathing on his own and has some use of his upper extremities. Taylor, a junior from Acworth, Ga., has no feeling in his legs or his fingers. But doctors said his spinal cord was not severed, so there is reason to believe he could make an improvement.
Taylor injured the C-5 and C-6 vertebrae in his neck when he collided with outfielder Zach Cone while diving for a line drive in the third inning of Georgia's 7-5 loss to Florida State. He underwent neck surgery the next day at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens to stabilize his spine." - Via ESPNSOURCE:
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