Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rodney Rogers Update!

Sometime during tonight's NBA basketball game between the Cavs and Magic, TNT will broadcast an interview that Chris Webber conducted with former player Rodney Rogers who is now paralyzed from the shoulder down due to a dirt bike accident last November. I found this article from which profiles Rogers. The interesting part of the article highlights the fact that although Rogers is "financially set" he took a job working for Durham, N.C.'s public works department. The health benefits that he secured has helped pay his medical bills since the NBA's collective bargaining agreement doesn't cover for catastrophic insurance for retired players. Rogers is dealing with his paralysis in an upbeat manner with the help and support of his fiance Faye Suggs.

6 comments: said...

poor guy. Loved him on the Celtics...wish him the best!

Mitzi said...

Hi Rodney.
I think of you often and I will never forget the fun times we had, please keep strong - love with you and your family - take care big daddy -- :)

ercelle1978 said...

hey rodney i wish you the best in your recovery i met you a long time ago in greensboro after a game you are truly the best im in the army and have seen alot just do your best and take one day at a time GOD BLESS you man I LOVE YOU if you need someone to talk to call me sometime 8033486721 take care and may we continue to be friends jimmy

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