One of the craziest things I have ever seen, the Texas Rangers selected Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft. In case you don’t know, Taylor was seriously injured on March 6th when he had a collision with teammate Zach Cone which injured the C-5 and C-6 vertebrae. He has shown some improvement but still has very little movement below his waist. Do you think the Rangers made a bad selection so early in the Draft when it is highly unlikely that Taylor will ever play baseball again? Is the MLB Draft too long when teams are wasting 33rd round picks on players? We have included some fan reactions below and feel free to leave your comments. Continue reading UGA’s Johnathan Taylor Drafted by Texas Rangers
Georgia’s Johnathan Taylor fractured his C5 and C6 vertebrae in a collision in the outfield against Florida State back on March 6th. An update was given on his condition on Thuesday, in which he remains paralyzed below the waist. The Atlanta Journal Constitution checked in states there are positives to the story. Like the fact that his medical expenses are going to be covered for the next 30 years, and the fact that he has progressed well enough over the last five weeks to be able to move his shoulders and arms as well as manually use a motorized wheelchair. Another positive part of the story, the Bulldogs have rallied and gone 15-8 since the injury, as well as the Jonathan Taylor Fund being established.
The University of Georgia has put out a press release on Johnathan’s condition stating he will be moved to Shephard Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He underwent neck surgery to stabilize his spine Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital before being moved for rehab. You can check out the full statement from Georgia Media Relations by clicking here. Continue reading Johnathan Taylor suffers a Neck Injury