West Virginia basketball legend Willie Akers returned home to Logan County Friday afternoon following a long stay at a rehabilitation hospital in Atlanta.
Akers, 75, suffered serious injuries after falling face first at the Charleston Civic Center back in February. The former Mountaineer basketball player, championship winning high school coach and Logan County commissioner, broke his C6 vertebra and had to undergo surgery.
Akers’ son Darren said earlier this week on MetroNews Talkline that his father has made significant improvement at the Atlanta hospital but there’s still more work to do. He’ll return to Atlanta later this year.
Akers, who will most of the time be in a wheelchair, used the assistance of a walker when he returned home Friday.