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Rutgers tackle Eric LeGrand suffers spinal cord injury, has no movement below neck

Updated at 3:21 p.m.

Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand has no movement below the neck after suffering a spinal-cord injury during the Scarlet Knights' overtime victory over Army on Saturday at New Meadowlands Stadium.

LeGrand, who was hurt on a kickoff, was injured at the C3-C4 level of his spine and underwent surgery to stabilize the area. He is hospitalized in the intensive-care unit of Hackensack University Medical Center and is expected to remain there for a while, according to a statement released by the school's athletic department.

"We want to say thank you to everyone for all of your prayers, kind words, and well wishes," LeGrand's family said in a statement. "We appreciate every single thought. Eric is in good spirits and we are praying for a full recovery."

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Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano said: "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."

By Cindy Boren  | October 17, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  College football  
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Our hopes are totally with this young man.

Posted by: reporter1 | October 17, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

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