Update on Injuries Sustained by NMSU Football Player Miles Washington

May 07, 2013, 14:17 ET from Ed and Rhonda Washington

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the Parents of Miles Washington:

Our son Miles Washington, a Los Angeles native and graduate of Culver City High School, suffered a cervical fracture on April 13, 2013, during a spring football scrimmage at New Mexico State University, where he plays cornerback on the school's football team.  Miles was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and underwent a 6-hour surgery on his spine.  He was later moved to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where he received a second surgery to stabilize his spine.  Since his injury, Miles has been surrounded constantly by family and friends while in the hospital, and he is in positive spirits under the circumstances.  

We are truly overwhelmed by the tremendous support and concern that we have received on behalf of Miles. The outpouring of prayers and kind words has helped Miles and our family get through this difficult time.

We want to express our appreciation and gratitude to everyone who has offered us their support, including the doctors and medical professionals who provided immediate care for our son, Miles.  We also appreciate the support that we have received from the New Mexico State University football coaches and their families, as well as the gracious hospitality we received at the Hyatt Place hotel during our stay in El Paso, Texas. 

Miles has now completed most of his emergency care, and we expect him to be transferred this week to a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation center in Chicago.  We will now focus on the next phase of his recovery and ask that all prayers, well-wishes, and support continue with him through his journey.

Please call (424) 258-0893 or visit www.miraclesformiles.com for more information on Miles' recovery or to donate to a fund that his friends and family have established for his care. 

SOURCE Ed and Rhonda Washington