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 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -The Buffalo Bills training staff was chosen the NFL's best Friday, following the quick treatment of the spinal cord injury to Kevin Everett.
The staff, led by Bud Carpenter, was selected by the Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society and will be honored at the Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation banquet on March 11 in Baltimore.
A total of 17 players were on injured reserve this season for the Bills (7-9), the most in franchise history. It marks the first time the Bills staff has won the award, which was established in 1985.
``They are an extremely talented and highly professional training staff, who handle the constant stresses and demands of their jobs with great skill and care,'' coach Dick Jauron said. ``I can think of no staff more deserving of this prestigious award.''
Carpenter and team doctors were praised for their fast reaction when tight end Everett sustained a severe spinal cord injury in Buffalo's season opener. With assistance from emergency personnel, the trainers efficiently and carefully loaded Everett - paralyzed from the neck down - into an ambulance.
Everett is now walking on his own while continuing rehab in Houston, enjoying a remarkable recovery after doctors initially feared he'd never walk again.
The Bills staff annually conducts a 90-minute spinal-cord injury drill simulating on-field treatment procedures.

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