Personalized notes, videos and, most of all, prayers in the early days of paralyzed football player Eric LeGrand’s recovery – that’s what’s keeping him and his family going.
Rutgers defensive tackle LeGrand, 20, a junior from Avenel, N.J., was paralyzed from the neck down after he slammed into an opposing player during a game against Army over the weekend.
Coach Greg Schiano, who has visited LeGrand’s bedside every day since the accident, said Tuesday it’s still too early to talk about the player’s prognosis for recovery.
“In the end it boils down to, nobody really knows,” Schiano says.
In the meantime, LeGrand is getting a boost from the support he’s received, and is watching DVDs with messages from his friends and teammates when he’s feeling up to it.
“I do know this,” Schiano said. “Your prayers matter, and all our prayers matter, and we believe Eric’s going to recover and that’s our approach, and that’s his approach. We’re going to take it one step at a time.”