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Slow progress for UGa player with broken neck

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Injured Georgia baseball player Johnathan Taylor
has the use of his arms and is regaining strength after breaking
his neck in an outfield collision, though doctors are unsure
whether he'll be able to regain the use of his legs.

Dr. Donald Peck Leslie, medical director of the Shepherd Center,
said Thursday that Taylor is "breathing completely on his own and
making progress every day."

Taylor was hurt on March 6 and transferred to the Shepherd
Center from St. Mary's Hospital in Athens on March 11. He's
expected to stay at the rehabilitation hospital for about another
month before beginning outpatient treatment.

The junior left fielder was injured when he collided with center
fielder Zach Cone in the third inning of a home game against
Florida State.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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