LeGrand is committed to recovery
Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand on Saturday made his first
appearance since becoming paralyzed in an on-field incident,
telling thousands at a fundraiser held at the school in his honor
that he was committed to recovery, The Star-Ledger reported.
The 6-foot-2, 275-pound junior for the Scarlet Knights suffered
the severe injury while making a tackle on a kickoff against Army
on Oct. 16.
LeGrand has movement in his shoulders and full sensation
throughout his body, but his progress so far has been sensory, not
The 20-year-old received a standing ovation Saturday as he
entered Rutgers’ Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J.,
in a motorized wheelchair.
“I’m gonna keep choppin’ and doing my rehab,” LeGrand told the
3,000 people in attendance.
It was not immediately how much money the event, which featured
seven comedians, had raised.