Aiken boxer Paul Williams recovery updated

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:25 PM
Last updated 8:16 PM
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According to a report from USA Today, boxer Paul Williams is sliding himself in and out of bed after suffering a spinal cord injury May 27.

Williams, the three-time world champion boxer from Aiken, was paralyzed below his chest when he was thrown more than 100 feet from his motorcycle after losing control on a curve.

Williams was diagnosed with a thoracic level (T 10-11) spinal cord injury. He was admitted to Shepherd Center’s Spinal Cord Injury Program for care and observation, where doctors have determined an appropriate treatment plan. Williams was undergoing rehabilitation this morning and was unable to attend a press conference, where doctors updated his progress.

In a previous article in The Augusta Chronicle, Williams said he’s approaching his new obstacle like a title shot with the ultimate goal of proving to the experts he will walk again.

“It’s like we’re training for a fight,” said George Peterson, Williams’ trainer since he turned professional 14 years ago. “Like Paul has been so many times before, he likes proving people wrong. And he’s been doubted so many times and proven people wrong so many times, he made a believer out of me. And if he says he’s going to fight again, I can’t do anything but believe him.”

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leebraxjr 06/13/12 - 01:20 pm
I wish him the best and hope

I wish him the best and hope he concentrates on step at a time.

blues550 06/13/12 - 01:51 pm
Good Guy

Paul is an all around good guys and our best to him!!!!!

David Parker
David Parker 06/13/12 - 04:06 pm
To The Punisher. We are

To The Punisher. We are keeping you in our thoughts. Hope you can make some appearances soon, albeit after rehab, we miss you.

Robert martin
Robert martin 06/14/12 - 12:45 am
To the punisher

I wish him the best and

We are keeping him

In our thoughts.

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