Tuesday, November 1, 2011
University of Louisville's New GATOR XUV with MedLite Insert Goes to Work
Louisville’s medical staff and Yellow Ambulance of Louisville paramedics stabilized Conner on a long spine board with a head immobilizer as he laid on the 27 yard line after impact. Once stabilized, Conner was gently loaded on to the stretcher deck of the MedLite. After securing the player and backboard to the MedLite’s rails, paramedics on the Gator were able to monitor the injured player as he was safely transported over 100 yards to a waiting ambulance just off the playing surface at the other end of the field.
UPDATE: As of this writing, Conner underwent surgery at the Louisville Jewish Hospital to stabilize a cervical spine fracture. Latest reports indicate he is not paralyzed and has feeling in all his extremities. Doctors have stated there is no reason to expect Conner will not walk out of the hospital upon his release later this week.
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