Kevin Everett's Remarkable Recovery

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It's a bit premature to call this a happy ending, but anyone unmoved by Kevin Everett's story should check for a pulse. It's the story so good, Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden calls it "the story of a lifetime." In case you just need a refresher, Kevin went down in the Bills' NFL season opener, when he and Bronco Domenik Hixon collided on the field. Everett didn't move, and was pronounced "frankly quadriplegic on the field,'' later, by his surgeon. He broke his neck and his spine — an injury with bleak prospects for recovery, at best. But Kevin, it can safely be said, is beating the odds. He's recovered remarkably, and Tim Layden joins us to give us all the good news... and shed some light on the debate about the hypothermic technique Everett underwent that may or may not have implications for the future.



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