POSTED: Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 8:44pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:02am
The 33-year-old Behm was among a dozen people hurt in the accident
IRVING, Tex. (AP) — A Dallas Cowboys scouting assistant sustained permanent paralysis from the waist down after he was injured when the team’s indoor practice facility collapsed in a severe storm Saturday. The team announced Sunday that the assistant, Rich Behm, was in stable condition at Parkland Hospital after surgery to stabilize a fracture that severed his spinal cord.
The 33-year-old Behm was among a dozen people hurt in the accident, and was one of three Cowboys staffers who remained hospitalized. Joe DeCamillis, the special-teams coach, sustained a fracture of one of his cervical vertebrae without paralysis. The assistant athletic trainer Greg Gaither, 35, had surgery to repair fractures in his right leg.