A recent study I read believes that sensory spinal cord nerves grow UP from the periphery nerves to the brain and motor nerves grow down. This would mean that we'd have little to no hope of reconnecting sensory neurons to their original docking points even if nerves are able to breach the lesion.

Am I also to think that it's possible that motor neurons could grow multiple feet through the spinal cord tissue below the lesion and find their original docking points? How is that even conceivable?