Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -

Kevin Everett voluntarily moved his arms and legs when partially awakened, prompting a neurosurgeon to say the Buffalo Bills' tight end would walk again _ contrary to the grim prognosis given a day before.

Dr. Barth Green, chairman of the department of neurological surgery at the University of Miami school of medicine, said he's been consulting with doctors in Buffalo since Everett sustained a life-threatening spinal cord injury Sunday while making a tackle in the Bills' season opener. Everett dropped face-first to the ground after his helmet hit Denver's Domenik Hixon high on the left shoulder and side of the helmet.

Asked whether Everett will have a chance to fully recover, Green said: "It's feasible, but it's not 100 percent predictable at this time. But it's feasible he could lead a normal life."