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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 05:17 PM
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Doctors: Jaguars tackle Collier is paralyzed and had leg amputated
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier, who was shot earlier this month, is paralyzed below the waist and had his left leg amputated.

Dr. Andy Kerwin, a surgeon for the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville hospital, said Collier, who had 14 bullet wounds, is now in good condition after being previously listed in critical condition.

Kerwin said Collier had bullet wounds to the back, left groin, left legs and right buttock. In addition, a bullet severed his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the waist down. The amputation was the result of damage to his left leg and groin, which had blood clots.

Collier had five bullets removed from his urinary bladder and suffered bouts of pneumonia, infections and renal failure.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/09/2...

What a shame.
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