Report: Former NBA player paralyzed after accident

Report: Former NBA player paralyzed after accident

Report: Former NBA player paralyzed after accident
by FOXSports.com

Former Wake Forest star and 12-year NBA veteran Rodney Rogers has been paralyzed from the shoulders down, according to his former coach.

Rogers was injured when he fell off the ATV he was riding in rural N.C. last week.

He was transferred Wednesday from Duke Hospital to Atlanta's Shepherd Center, which specializes in recovery from catastrophic injury.

Rogers was drafted ninth overall by the Nuggets in 1993, after a standout college career with the Demon Deacons.

He played for seven NBA teams before retiring in 2005.

He went to work in retirement as heavy equipment operator for the city of Durham's Public Works Department.

His agent says Rogers was set for life financially, he just couldn't bear the thought of not working.

His boss says he wasn't even aware of Rogers' previous career.

"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 told the News & Observer.

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Man that sucks.

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blade, seriously life is so short...and it goes to show that money IS NOT everything...

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I hear yeah I ride quads with my son all the time and I am starting to think twice about it after seeing all these accidents on them.

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