Georgetown football player Ty Williams is in stable condition and also showing signs of improvement after suffering a frightening neck injury in his team’s season opener against St. Francis on September 5.
Per Eric Goldwein of The Washington Post, Williams has feeling and limited movement in his legs after fracturing five vertebrae in a serious on-field collision. Williams’ cousin, Monica Cochran, offered more.
“He said, ‘I will walk again. I will do whatever I gotta do.’ He’s doing everything that they’re asking him to do,” said Cochran, who visited Williams at the Altoona UPMC Hospital in Pennsylvania earlier this week.
Cochran also added that Williams said he felt pain in his legs, which doctors said was a good sign. At this point, they are optimistic that he will make a full recovery. No mention was made of his football future, but odds are greater than none that it is over.
Georgetown AD Lee Reed also offered a brief statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Ty Williams and his family,” Reed said in the statement. “The coming days will be very important and we will be here to support him and his family.”
Campus Sports wishes Williams a speedy recovery and will update this story as any new information becomes available.
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