NEW BRUNSWICK - The Rutgers football player who became paralyzed during a game Saturday remains in intensive care at Hackensack University Medical Center. Click 'NEXT' in the video player to see the news conference held at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Defensive tackle Eric LeGrand suffered a neck injury while making a tackle on a kickoff return in a game against Army.
A news conference was held today at Hackensack University Medical Center that addressed spinal cord injuries but doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center were prevented by privacy laws to discuss specifics.
Dr. Steven Kirshblum, the Medical Director at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, says that "every spinal cord injury is different. It depends on the level of the injury and the severity of the initial injury." He also said "the first 72 hours after an injury are critical because reactions within a traumatized spine can cause even further damage."
Rutgers' Eric LeGrand is paralyzed from neck down