So i went out to check on the quail today and found this guy laying down. Usually they run away or jump out when I open the coop but this guy just stayed there. He doesnt move from this position even when I pick him up.
All I can say is quail are incredibly tough little birds and I've had them get injuries that I thought there was no way they'd recover from, but had to try for the kids sake (they adore their quail), and miraculously they have come back from what seemed like the brink of death. So if you can keep it separated with food and water that it can easily access, with a bit of time it just might surprise you.