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Eric LeGrand leaves rehab institute

Updated: March 31, 2011, 8:45 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers defensive tackle who was paralyzed from the neck down in a game against Army last October, was released from the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, N.J., on Wednesday, and will reside at his aunt's home in Jackson, N.J., for the near future.

LeGrand had been at the Kessler Institute since Nov. 8.

"This is an exciting day for me to return to living with family," said LeGrand, in a statement released by Rutgers. "My family ...

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