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Harry Williams just got hurt badly on a ST punt return blocking play. Man, hate to see that and anything like that, like the Buffalo player last year. Seems pretty serious, but he's at least talking to the doctors.

Don't know much about this guy, but I feel for him & his team. Let's pray our Falcons don't have any of those serious injuries this season.

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From profootballtalk.com

WILLIAMS AVOIDS PERMANENT PARALYSIS

Posted by Mike Florio on August 23, 2008, 8:54 a.m.

Texans receiver Harry Williams, whose helmet collided with teammate Nick Ferguson’s torso while covering a kick on Saturday night, suffered a fracture of the C3 vertebra, according to ESPN.com.

Williams was “paralyzed on the field,” but later regained motion and later was “almost normal.” He’ll have surgery to fuse two of the bones in his neck together.

“At the current time, he has regained almost normal neurologic function,” the team said in a statement. “The evaluation at the hospital revealed a fracture of the C3 vertebra and a significant ligamentous injury to the neck. This injury will require surgical stabilization this weekend.”

Last year, Bills tight end Kevin Everett suffered a fracture at the C4 level. As the “C” numbers get lower, the extent of the potential paralyis increases. Per Medicinenet.com, “People who survive spinal cord injuries above [the C4 level] need ventilators or machines to breathe.”

So Williams got lucky. Very lucky. The broken bone occurred high enough to cause serious, irreparable damage. Though his football career undoubtedly is over, he’ll apparently live a normal life, apparently with minimal rehab

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Harry Williams just got hurt badly on a ST punt return blocking play. Man, hate to see that and anything like that, like the Buffalo player last year. Seems pretty serious, but he's at least talking to the doctors.

Don't know much about this guy, but I feel for him & his team. Let's pray our Falcons don't have any of those serious injuries this season.

ill go one up and pray no one else has any injuries like this this season. these are just horrible. it sounds like he was very lucky and will be able to live a normal life despite his NFL career being done. still, in the grand scheme of things thats pretty **** good compared to being paralyzed for the rest of your life. thank god hes alright.

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