LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kevin Swindell continues to make progress after suffering a major back injury on Aug. 13 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway during the FVP Knoxville Nationals.
Swindell, who is currently at the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky., posted another update on his condition on his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon. In it, Swindell says that he currently has no mobility below his waist.
“Every day since I’ve been here life has gotten better,” Swindell said. “More mobile. More self sufficient. I have no mobility below my waist but sensation in several places.
“I’m taking part in some new studies which I’m the earliest along in recovery they’ve ever had, which looks promising. Tomorrow I start a more outpatient type program within that study to start stimulating and waking everything back up,” Swindell said.
“The hardest part of this is just patience, giving everything time to heal and swelling to go down before we really know where I’m at,” Swindell said. “Spinal cord swelling takes three to six months so there’s really no way to put a time frame on it.”
Swindell revealed on Aug. 23 that he broke his L-1 and T-7 vertebraes in his back, with each vertebrae requiring eight hour surgeries to repair.
Anyone interested in supporting Swindell’s recovery can make a donation to his recovery fund. Donations can be made to: Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund, c/o Spire Sports + Entertainment, P.O. Box 638, Cornelius, N.C. 28031.