I'm not a big football fan, but when pushed, I am a fan of the Buffalo Bills.
This morning I listened to News of Kevin Everett, who went down with a severe Cervical Spine Injury. It seems He is still in very critical condition on a ventilator (I adore that news people still write respirator in articles!) at a NY hospital. This article from ESPN does a good job in a side bar of explaining how such a brutal injury could have occurred during a regular tackle in a game. Because Kevin's head has down, instead of up, he experienced a severe axial loading injury, increasing the force applied to his cervical spine (or neck) incredibly.
Having cared for several people with this type of injury, I can say that things for this young man are serious. Currently there will be too much post surgical swelling to tell much, but I hope the outcome surprises us all.
My Best WIshes to Kevin Everett.
I hope his recovery exceeds all expectations.