I know where you're coming from. When I first got injured no one told me exactly what to expect and I had some serious misconceptions about my recovery. I wish someone would have been direct and told me what to expect. Yes being incomplete leaves lots of room for recovery and there is nothing wrong with hoping for the best, but this is a very difficult injury and hardly anyone makes a 100% recovery. I of course hope for the best possible outcome for him and his family but from my experience there is nothing worse than being led along by false pretenses.