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Eric LeGrand update: Paralyzed lineman reports movement in arms

Graham Watson
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The past couple months have been encouraging for Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who was paralyzed after being hit during a kickoff.

But his tweet Wednesday might have been the most encouraging news of all.

LeGrand, who has slowly but steadily regained trace amounts of feeling in his limbs, told his Twitter contingent he was able to move his arms.

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On June 13, LeGrand noted he had twitches going through his body and that he had returned to class and was visiting his teammates.

LeGrand is still in a wheelchair and still needs round-the-clock care, but throughout his recovery process, his outlook has been positive. He even spoke at a high school graduation last month.

He claims he's "Trying to make a miracle" and his positivity seems to be paying off.  He's working to get back on the field, but he's also noted his desire to finish his degree and play with his nephews, one of which was born on June 26.

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In terms of body parts, LeGrand seems to be focused on his arms and hands and even a little movement, no matter how slight, is a major step in the right direction.

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