Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand said Wednesday he is "standing up little by little in therapy," nine months after he was paralyzed from the neck down during a game.
LeGrand also tweeted a photo of himself grinning and standing during therapy. "Standing tall, we can't fall. Standing upright again," he wrote.
LeGrand, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive lineman, was paralyzed on Oct. 16 while trying to complete a tackle during a kickoff return in the Rutgers-Army game.
His recovery has sparked a movement on campus and among his family and friends called "Believe." Students wear the word on their clothes and post encouraging messages on a campus website, while tracking his progress.
The junior defensive tackle tweeted on July 11 that "therapy was on a whole new level day but definitely chopped right though it and killed it. Gonna be waving these arms sooner than later."