Recovering Rutgers Player Eric LeGrand Visits Jets Camp
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP/WFAN) — Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player recovering from a serious spinal injury, visited New York Jets practice on Thursday.
Jets linebacker Jamaal Westerman was a former Rutgers teammate of LeGrand’s and helped set up the visit to training camp.
LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down while making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army last October at New Meadowlands Stadium. LeGrand recently said he has been able to stand for up to 40 minutes at a time, and is averaging about 30-35 minutes on his feet per hour.
Jets linebacker Bart Scott has been selling “Can’t Wait!” T-shirts — the phrase made famous after a playoff win in New England — with proceeds going to the Eric LeGrand Patriot Saint Foundation.
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