Update on DT Eric LeGrand's Injury

Rutgers provided an update on the health of junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who suffered a critical neck injury Saturday against Army. Coach Greg Schiano and many of LeGrand's teammates spent the night at Hackensack Medical Center, and after meeting with his team, Schiano spoke to the media about the injury.

From the Rutgers Sports Information Staff:

Update on the Condition of Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 17, 2010) - Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (Avenel, N.J.) suffered a spinal cord injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 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.

"We want to say thank you to everyone for all of your prayers, kind words, and well wishes," the LeGrand family said. "We appreciate every single thought. Eric is in good spirits and we are praying for a full recovery."

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."

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