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Serious blow for Rutgers

Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand is currently paralyzed from the neck down following an injury sustained in the fourth quarter of Rutgers’ 23-20 overtime win over Army on Saturday.

Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand is currently paralyzed from the neck down following an injury sustained in the fourth quarter of Rutgers’ 23-20 overtime win over Army on Saturday.

LeGrand collided with an Army player on a kickoff, then lay motionless for several minutes before being stretchered off.

LeGrand underwent spinal cord surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. “Eric, his family and the Rutgers football family believe he will recover,” said Rutgers coach Greg Schiano.

 
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