Just over a decade removed from Eric LeGrand’s spinal injury, the former Rutgers football player overcame another health scare.
On Wednesday, LeGrand publicly thanked the folks at Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey for saving his life after a battle with pneumonia.
“Some know, must don’t but 16 days ago I came to the hospital thinking I may have appendicitis,” LeGrand began. “Little did I know that I had full-blown pneumonia (spinal cord related) and blacked out in the emergency room. A few life-saving procedures, on a ventilator for five days, and a lot more … I’m so thankful to be released from the hospital today.”
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) March 2, 2022
“I can’t thank the doctors and entire medical staff at [Hackensack Meridian] enough for saving my life and the great care that you gave me,” LeGrand continued. After also sending thanks to his family and support system, the 31-year-old signed-off on a positive note.
“I’m glad to be back home and resting, at least for a little bit,” LeGrand laughed. “Can’t keep me down for too long … I still bELieve.”
Eric LeGrand was paralyzed after suffering a spinal cord injury during a game against Army in October 2010.
It’s great to see the former Rutgers defender still overcoming the odds and pushing forward!