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Taylor's femoral artery repaired; Redskin lost 'significant' amount of blood

Updated: November 27, 2007, 12:19 AM ET
Associated Press

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was critically wounded in a pre-dawn shooting at his home Monday, and doctors were encouraged when he responded to simple commands after several hours of surgery.

The 24-year-old player was shot in the upper leg, damaging an artery and causing significant blood loss. Family members were concerned that he could have permanent brain damage.

"The doctors are being very guarded about their prognosis," said family friend ...

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