Rutgers won't give regular updates on paralyzed player

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Khaseem Greene stood in the hospital room of paralyzed Rutgers football teammate Eric LeGrand over the weekend and didn't do much talking.

"I just told him I loved him and stay strong," Greene said Monday as Rutgers players talked for the first time about the horrific injury that left the junior defensive tackle paralyzed from the neck down. "He's a strong kid, a fighter, and we believe in him."

There has not been much medical news about LeGrand since Rutgers announced that he suffered a spinal cord injury while making a tackle Saturday.

Coach Greg Schiano said Monday that he will refrain from giving daily medical updates but will provide information when appropriate. He would not directly comment when asked whether LeGrand has experienced any feelings in his extremities or moved any toes or fingers.

"Here's the situation: This is going to be a long, long hard road back and there's going to be speculation and a lot of friends and people who care," Schiano said in his weekly conference call.

"I think it's important that we stay away from those kinds of things," he said. "Right now, when it's appropriate, we will make an announcement if there's any kind of change in his condition. But it's not going to be a day-to-day thing."


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