It's been almost 20 months since Rodney Rogers was hurt in a dirt bike accident in rural North Carolina. The former Net hasn't walked since, hasn't moved his legs, his arms, his hands. Now he's locked into a wheelchair that also serves as a mobile hospital bed, with beeping sounds and read-outs of his various bodily functions.
Doctors have told Rogers that he has a 5 percent chance of walking again. He goes to rehab and flew to Germany for stem cell therapy that hasn't worked yet and may not.
His career, which included a Sixth Man of the Year and one dramatic game-winner while a Net, is now a memory as are a lot of things others take for granted.
"I hope and pray that in the near future, I'll get my arms back, and then hopefully my legs. If I had to walk with a cane or something, that'd be fine. I just want to be able to walk again."
Former NBA Sixth Man of the Year Rodney Rogers battles paralysis with slim hopes for recovery - Anna Katherine Clemmons - ESPN