Associated Press – January 17, 1947
BOSTON – Steve Casey, one of the nation’s top-ranking pro wrestlers, was under treatmentn today at Boston City Hospital for severe back strain and paralysis of the lower right leg, which, his physician said, may end his competitive career.
Casey was stricken while driving to the Boston Arena where he was scheduled to meet Frank Sexton last night.
Dr. Frank B. Sullivan said it would require an operation to remove a piece of cartilage which is probably resting against the spinal cord.
The physician described the condition as the recurrence of an old injury which he suffered while in the Army five years ago.