Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Call for Support

Members of the Cornell Basketball Community are familiar with critical spinal injuries in athletics having watched Khaliq Gant go down during January 2006. However, with support around the country, Khaliq was able to rise up, not just physically, but emotionally.

On Saturday, October 16, Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury in the fourth quarter of the Rutgers football game vs. Army. The injury was at the C3-C4 level and emergency surgery was performed by doctors throughout the night at Hackensack University Medical Center to stabilize the spine.

Eric is resting in the intensive care unit at Hackensack University Medical Center and will remain there for the near future. Currently, he has no movement below the neck.

“Eric, his family and the Rutgers Football family believe he will recover,” said Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano. “We ask our fans and the entire Rutgers community to believe and pray for Eric as he begins the recovery process.”

The Cornell Basketball Blog encourages all of its readers to SEND ERIC YOUR GET WELL WISHES (click here).

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