Porter Receives Full Medical Release
September 07, 2007
Shreveport, La. - On Friday morning, Josh Porter, his family, friends, coaches and the entire LSUS basketball team received an answer to the most asked question of the summer. Yes, Josh Porter will play basketball this season!
The 2006 GCAC Newcomer of the Year and NAIA All-American was critically injured on November 28 during a home game versus Southwest Assemblies of God University. On a play where he collided with teammate Kyile Byrd while trying to intercept a pass, Porter fractured the C5 vertebrae in his neck. According to several medical experts, 99% of the people with the same exact injury as Josh’s are instantly paralyzed for life; however, after a successful surgery, Porter walked out of the hospital a few days later.
To say that Josh Porter is now a walking miracle would be an understatement. Less than one hour after hearing the exciting news that he was fully released to play basketball again, Josh Porter was back on the floor at “The Dock” with his LSUS teammates.
“It’s been a long 10 months, but I am extremely excited to be back on the court with my teammates,” Porter said. “Now, I can finally fly like an eagle again!”
In typical Josh Porter fashion, he entered the gym today with a huge smile on his face -- the same smile that he maintained throughout this life-changing experience.