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Rutgers DL Eric LeGrand suffers neck injury

Rutgers junior defensive lineman Eric LeGrand suffered a neck injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 23-20 overtime win over Army at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

LeGrand was hurt making a tackle on a kickoff return. He was immobilized and carried off the field after several minutes on the ground.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who spoke with LeGrand's mother on the sideline after the injury occurred, was very emotional about LeGrand after the game -- in fact, he cut his postgame news conference short so he could get to the hospital as quickly as possible to see him.

"When you coach these kids, they're your kids," Schiano said. "That is the thing I don't know if everybody gets. It's not pro football. Those are your kids. You're raising them. You're finishing the job for their parents, so it's tough."

When asked for an update on LeGrand's condition, Schiano responded, "I'm not at liberty to do that legally, and I don't think it's the right thing respectfully."

Schiano said the school will release more information on LeGrand's condition "as soon as it's appropriate."