CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christmas came early for the Gaddy family.
Marquise Gaddy, a football player at Winston-Salem State who was severely injured in a tackling drill in September, had the bulky halo supporting his neck removed Thursday night after almost three months.
“It was a long 12 weeks,” Shanda Gaddy, Gaddy’s mother, said by telephone from Charlotte on Friday morning.
The device, used to manage spine injuries and keep damage to the neck at a minimum, came off ahead of schedule.
Read more: Winston-Salem Journal