PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 23, 2010) - Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (Avenel, N.J.) continues his rehabilitation at Kessler Institute in West Orange, N.J. and this week he was removed from a ventilator and is able to breathe on his own. LeGrand’s injury was recently reclassified from a complete spinal cord injury to an incomplete spinal cord injury.
LeGrand has had several visitors at Kessler, including former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro. He is in good spirits and continues to make positive progress in his rehabilitation.
“We want to thank everyone for all of the love and support for Eric, it has really been beneficial to his recovery,” the LeGrand family said. “Please continue to keep Eric in your prayers.”
Any updates on Eric’s condition – when appropriate – will be issued by the family through the Rutgers Athletic Communications Office. All updates will be available online at www.ScarletKnights.com/Believe.
For information on how to contribute to the “Eric LeGrand Believe Fund”, please visit www.ScarletKnights.com/Believe.
“Eric LeGrand Believe Fund”
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Attn: Kimberly G. Kingsland, Senior Trust Advisor
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