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LeGrand comes to Citi Field

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets talks with injured former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. (Aug. 20, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers' football player who suffered a paralyzing spinal injury in a game against the Army Black Knights last October, visited Citi Field with friends and family Saturday, two days after a similar meet-and-greet with the Jets.

"It's a great experience to meet all the people and see all the support," LeGrand said after speaking to David Wright and touring the Mets' clubhouse. "They know me, is the whole thing -- these famous athletes who know me and are praying for me. It's a real blessing."

LeGrand said that he was overwhelmed by the support that he's received since his accident -- support that includes a fund named "Believe," founded by the Scarlet Knights, which helps to pay for his medical, living and housing expenses.


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