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Texans WR Williams walks after suffering severe neck injury

HOUSTON -- For the first time since injuring his neck and spine last week, Texans receiver Harry Williams has walked by himself.

Age: 26

Height: 6-2  Weight: 187

College: Tuskegee

Experience: 2nd season

Houston television station KRIV reports that Williams walked by himself Thursday morning at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

He suffered a cracked vertebrate and severe ligament damage in his neck Aug. 22 during a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Williams told the station, "I started walking today. I brushed my own teeth today, sat up in a chair today, fed myself today."

"I'm doing good man."

Doctors say its unlikely he'll be able to play football again, something the 26-year-old says he accepts.

Williams was on the New York Jets and New York Giants squads in 2005 before signing with the Texans in 2006.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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