Although Patterson is now believed to be in a stable condition, there are doubts as to whether the teenager will be able to walk again, with one doctor telling reporters that it was far too early to tell. "At the moment, we're just waiting for the swelling to go down", stated Doctor Jose Gonzalez, who is an orthopaedic surgeon at the San Francisco General Hospital. "The spinal damage brought on by back-patting varies according to the subreddit involved and the extent of the upvotes. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a week or two before we discover the true extent of the injuries."
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