Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Ryan Shazier Launches New Nonprofit to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier today announced the launch of his new 501(c)3, the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation. In 2017, Shazier suffered a devastating on-field spinal cord injury after a head-on collision,...

NFL Draft agent doesn’t let spinal cord injury keep him from the pros

He is representing an offensive lineman in the upcoming NFL draft. ST. LOUIS – Jim Schottel is one of the most remarkable people you will ever meet. He could have given up after a terrible accident...

25 years later, former Lion Mike Utley won’t be defeated by spinal cord injury

FLINT, MI -- Nov. 17, 1991. Sunday afternoon. Pontiac Silverdome. The Detroit Lions were facing the Los Angeles Rams. At 50-years-old, Mike Utley can still tell you the sequence of events from that day verbatim. He was...

LeGrand hopes to inspire others with new book

NEW BRUNSWICK — Eric LeGrand’s story of perseverence from a paralyzing spinal cord injury already has touched millions across the world, and now it will be detailed in book form. HarperCollins Publishers on Tuesday announced...

Paralyzed Athlete Eric LeGrand Signs On as Sportscaster With Bucs

Eric LeGrand is being hailed as an inspiration after he accepted an offer to work as a sportscaster for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former defensive tackle for Rutgers University was paralyzed from the neck...

Peyton Manning’s receiving stem cell therapy thrusts medical procedures back into sports spotlight

Peyton Manning's trip to Europe to receive stem cell therapy on his ailing neck is the latest attempt by an elite athlete seeking to expedite recovery from injury using a controversial medical procedure. A Fox...