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by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, December 4, 2008

Total Pro Sports – Former Wake Forest University Star and 12 NBA veteran, Rodney Rogers has been paralyzed from the waist down after being thrown from an ATV he was riding in rural N.C. last week.

Former college coach Dave Odom, broke the news to the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina  Rodney Rodgers was transferred Wednesday from Duke Hospital to Atlanta’s Shepherd Center.  The Atlanta’s Shepherd Center specializes in recovery from any catastrophic injuries.

If anyone remembers Rodney Rodgers he was drafted in the first round, ninth overall by the Denver Nuggets in 1993.  He played a total of 12 NBA seasons with 7 different teams.  After retiring from the NBA he went to work for the city of Durham’s Public Works Department in North Carolina.

“I didn’t even know he had lots of money. He is very friendly, very concerned, very conscientious. We chose him because of his ethics and his attitude. He was highly motivated. He was promoted to supervisor six months ago,” Michael Balzarano, Rogers City Boss says.

Rodney Rogers was set financially for life his agent says.  But Rogers wanted to work he just couldn’t just sit back and relax, he had to keep himself occupied.

Our prayers go out to the Rogers family, we hope for a full and speedy recovery.




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