Injured WSU football player out of intensive care
Cory Mackay, who was in a one-vehicle accident last week, has been moved to a rehabilitation unit.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Cory Mackay, the freshman football player seriously injured in a pickup-truck accident a week ago in Eastern Washington, was moved Wednesday from an intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center to a rehabilitation unit.
Mackay's father Don said his son will have three sessions a day of rehabilitation.
"He's in good spirits," the senior Mackay said. "He's got a lot of spunk."
Cory Mackay broke his back when his small truck overturned off State Highway 26 seven miles west of Washtucna last Thursday. He had surgery at Harborview to fuse vertebrae and his father indicated damage to the spinal cord was "minimal."
Don Mackay said Wednesday his son's condition was similar to how he described it four days ago, aside from the stabilization that enabled the move to rehabilitation. The senior Mackay said Saturday night his son could feel a "tingling" in one leg.
Mackay is a graduate of Eastlake High. He redshirted the 2008 season at WSU.
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