Eric LeGrand Injury Video: Rutgers Player Paralyzed in Army Game
Eric LeGrand of Rutgers suffered a spinal cord injury Saturday in his team's 23-20 overtime win over Army. School officials have said that Eric LeGrand has no movement below his neck.
The Eric LeGrand injury occurred when he tried to make a play on a kickoff with about five minutes left in the game. After the play, LeGrand lay on the field for seven minutes. Medical staff immobilized his neck and carted him off the field. LeGrand was sent to hospital where emergency surgery was performed to stabilize his spine. He is currently in intensive care.
The Eric LeGrand injury was at the C3-C4 level of his vertebrae.
The Eric LeGrand injury during the Rutgers-Army game is the second severe injury in recent days. Earlier this week, BMX rider and MTV personality TJ Lavin suffered a serious head injury during a recent competition.
After the injury, Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano told the media: "Eric, his family and the Rutgers Football family believe he will recover. We ask our fans and the entire Rutgers community to believe and pray for Eric as he begins the recovery process."
Let's hope that Schiano is right and LeGrand makes a full recovery.
Here is the Eric LeGrand Rutgers Injury Video