Early Friday morning, Rebekah Cherniss underwent an operation on her back and jaw at Hendrick Medical Center.
According to The Optimist, Cherniss was in fair condition as of this past Tuesday, but still needed an operation on her L4 and L5 vertebrae. Surgeons used a bone graft to fuse them together.
Surgeons also placed a plate in Cherniss's jaw near her wisdom teeth, helping rebuild skull damage received during the accident.
Romero, also injured in the accident and a fellow student at ACU, is
reported to be in good condition, but remains in the hospital at this
The photo of Cherniss is courtesy of The Optimist.