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Paralyzed Rutgers Player Eric LeGrand Tweets Pic Of Himself Standing

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(credit: Eric LeGrand via Yfrog/@BigE52_RU)

(credit: Eric LeGrand via Yfrog/@BigE52_RU)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand continues to amaze.

LeGrand has posted two photographs of himself standing during therapy with the assistance of a machine. The images appeared Wednesday on LeGrand’s Twitter account. His mother is also with him in the photos.

“Standing up little by little in therapy,” LeGrand tweeted.

He added: “Standing tall, we can’t fall. Standing upright again.”

eric legrand stands1 Paralyzed Rutgers Player Eric LeGrand Tweets Pic Of Himself Standing

(credit: Eric LeGrand via Yfrog/@BigE52_RU)

After being paralyzed from the neck down while making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army on Oct. 16 at New Meadowlands Stadium, the 20-year-old wonder has welcomed all sorts of challenges. He’s even taking classes via Skype this summer.

“A lot of hard effort in different ways of reading now, just flipping the page with my hands I’m going to need somebody to help me,” he told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez last month. “In the end I’m going get it done so I can get my degree.”

LeGrand has said he believes he will walk again.

“There’s no stopping me,” LeGrand told Sanchez. “Trying to live my life to the best of my abilities right now.”

Let’s hear your reaction to LeGrand’s tweets in the comments below…

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