Rutgers' LeGrand taken off ventilator
Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has been taken off a ventilator and is able to breathe on his own.
The school released an update on LeGrand's condition Tuesday.
The 20-year-old defensive tackle was paralyzed from the neck down Oct. 16, making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army in a game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. He was treated at Hackensack University Medical Center for about two weeks before transferring to Kessler Institute, one of the nation's leaders in spinal cord 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 through the statement.
LeGrand's injury was recently reclassified from a complete spinal cord injury to an incomplete spinal cord injury.