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Posted at 6:25 AM ET, 01/ 7/2011

Rutgers' Eric LeGrand now has sensation throughout his body

By Cindy Boren


Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers defensive lineman who was paralyzed on a kickoff return on Oct. 16, says he now has sensation throughout his body.

LeGrand, in an ESPN interview that will air tomorrow, said he also can move his shoulders. Doctors initially did not expect him to regain feeling or movement below the neck.

As he lay on the field at the New Meadowlands that night, LeGrand said he had "the fear of death." He tried to signal thumbs up but said he could not because it felt like "1,000 pounds was on this thumb."

LeGrand is continuing his rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, N.J.

By Cindy Boren  | January 7, 2011; 6:25 AM ET
Categories:  College football  
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