Former NBA standout Rodney Rogers has begun rehabilitation in Atlanta, Georgia after sustaining a paralyzing personal injury of the spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle crash in North Carolina. Some are wondering if he will ever be able to walk again.
According to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Rogers arrived at the center on Wednesday, December 3 in order to begin the recovery process. He was airlifted to the facility from Duke University Hospital in Durham.
The Shepherd Center specializes in rehabilitating people who have suffered personal injuries to the spinal cord and/or brain.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Rogers was riding his ATV in Vance County north of Raleigh on Saturday, November 29 when he fell from the vehicle. Further details about his injury haven’t been released.
Rogers was a standout athlete at Durham High School where he played basketball and football. He went on to be a star player on the Wake Forest University basketball team before playing 12 seasons in the NBA from 1993-2005 and won the league’s Sixth Man Award in 2000 while a member of the Phoenix Suns.