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New Mexico's Carey Can't Move His Legs

November 27, 2002|From Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico guard Senque Carey is unable to move his legs after injuring his spinal cord during a game Monday against Northwestern State at home.

Carey appeared to collide with Northwestern State's Byron Allen with seven minutes 41 seconds left in the first half as Allen drove to the basket.

Carey barely moved for about 10 minutes while medical personnel tended to him. He was placed in a neck brace before being put on a stretcher.

Bob Schenck, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of New Mexico Hospital, where Carey is hospitalized, said Carey couldn't move his hands, arms or legs when he was taken to the hospital, but by Tuesday, had regained motion in his arms and hands.

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