Univ. of Georgia player continues recovery from spinal cord injury

By Web Staff – email

ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) –  It's been a little over a month since University of Georgia outfielder Jonathan Taylor was seriously injured when he collided with a teammate trying to catch a fly ball in the outfield.

Taylor broke his neck in the collision with fractures of the C-5 and C-6 vertebrae in his spine. His spinal cord was bruised but not severed.

He underwent neck surgery at St. Mary's hospital and donations were raised throughout the weekend at Georgia's G-Day.

Taylor is finally breathing on his own and has regained upper body strength and functionality.

He will continue his inpatient therapy for a few more weeks at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta before becoming outpatient, but will still receive treatment every day.

An account has been set up at First American Bank and Trust (FAB), to offset Taylor's medical costs. Donations can be mailed to the following account or dropped off at any FAB location:   First American Bank and Trust, c/o Johnathan Taylor Fund, P.O. Box 1688, Athens, Ga., 30603

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