The family of a Northern California community college football player critically injured in a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game says he is expected to survive but could be paralyzed.
She says Wright has no feeling in his arms and legs. Doctors found swelling and bruising in his spinal cord and the circumstances could change.
Coaches described it as a serious head and neck injury. Wright's family is by his side but he was not able to speak yet because he was sedated, the coaches told the Contra Costa Times.
Wright, a defensive back, was hurt when he collided with a running back from Los Medranos College on the first play from scrimmage in Saturday's game.