Despite Everett's improving medical condition, doctors at New York's Millard Fillmore Hospital remain cautious regarding the NFL player's ability to walk again someday, the Buffalo (N.Y.) News said Thursday.
“No one should think that the function in his legs is close to normal, not even close. He has no movement in his hands. He has a long way to go," Dr. Kevin Gibbons said. "If you ask me would he walk again? I would tell you I wouldn’t bet against it."
The 25-year-old tight end underwent a 4-hour-long surgery mere hours after he was injured in the BIlls' loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Gibbons said that Everett has been informed of his condition and that the former University of Miami standout recognizes how difficult his recuperation will be.
“Kevin is awake and starting to ask questions,” Gibbons told the newspaper. “He voices understanding of what’s happened to him. He realizes in some part what lies ahead."