Jernell Hughes, 14, watches a televised replay of the spinal injury suffered Sunday by the National Football League's Kevin Everett. Hughes said he was scared when he found out he had broken a vertebra while making a tackle in a Pop Warner football game. Unlike Everett, Jernell never lost consciousness or feeling in his arms and legs.

Photo by GREG KAHN, Daily News

Jernell Hughes, 14, watches a televised replay of the spinal injury suffered Sunday by the National Football League's Kevin Everett. Hughes said he was scared when he found out he had broken a vertebra while making a tackle in a Pop Warner football game. Unlike Everett, Jernell never lost consciousness or feeling in his arms and legs.

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