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Rutgers' Eric LeGrand Paralyzed From Neck Down After Spinal Cord Injury

UPDATE: Wall Street Journal sports writer Aditi Kinkhabwala tweets that LeGrand has a spinal cord injury and the Associated Press reports that he is paralyzed from the neck down.


Rutgers won its game against Army yesterday on a touchdown in overtime, but Eric LeGrand's injury leaves the Rutgers community in no mood to celebrate.


LeGrand, a defensive tackle, suffered a serious neck injury while making a tackle on a kickoff return in Saturday's game. He remained motionless on the field for seven minutes, and was carted off and taken to a hospital. Rutgers coach Greg Schiano would not comment on LeGrand's condition after the game.


SB Nation's Rutgers blog, On the Banks, is monitoring LeGrand's condition, and praises him as a player and person, writing, "He is universally beloved, and seen as a future team captain. It is hard to imagine a bigger loss for Rutgers football on or off of the field." Here's hoping he makes a full recovery.