Scientists have yet to come up with a way to fix damage to the nervous system, but robotics can help paralyzed patients stand up and walk again.
Paralyzed pooches could be the key to a breakthrough treatment for paralyzed veterans. The hope is that therapies that work in dogs might also be more likely to work in humans.
Byrd’s triumph over tragedy will take center stage this Sunday when his No. 90 jersey is retired at halftime of the Jets-Dolphins game at MetLife Stadium. The painful memories of that fateful December Sunday from 20 years ago will surely come to mind.
Williams was paralyzed Sunday after being involved in a motorcycle crash in the Atlanta suburbs and doctors said it is unlikely he will continue his career, his manager said Monday.
Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player recovering from a serious spinal injury, is visiting New York Jets practice.
LeGrand will make his broadcasting debut Saturday when he joins Chris Carlin and Ray Lucas in the booth at Rutgers Stadium to provide analysis of the Scarlet-White spring game.
It was a Saturday of tributes for a Rutgers football player left paralyzed after a hit last weekend. Throughout the Garden State, high school teams placed the number 52 on their helmets to pay tribute to Eric LaGrand.
Some doctors believe that a patient with a spinal cord injury has little chance of recovery if there isn’t at least some feeling or movement within a 72-hour window. Adam Taliaferro is proof otherwise.
Tajzir Wilson, 12, was riding his bike in broad daylight when he was shot. The Newark resident has gone through therapy and shares his story for the first time.