Injured Wright State player has no feeling in his legs

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There’s an update to the Ryan Custer story we shared with you last week.

Custer, if you missed it, is a 6-foot-7 freshman on Wright State’s basketball team. On Saturday afternoon, he was critically injured jumping into a makeshift pool at a party in Oxford, Ohio. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Cincinnati where he underwent a five-hour surgery on his neck and spine.

The results of that injury have become more clear. He shattered the C5 vertebrae in his neck and currently has no feeling in his legs and limited feeling in his arms.

“The Wright State community was shaken this weekend when it learned that student athlete and men’s basketball player Ryan Custer sustained a serious injury in an accident off Wright State’s campus,” the school said in a statement released on Monday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan and his family and we hope that the community and the followers of our program will keep him and his recovery in their thoughts and prayers too.”

A GoFundMe account has been established to help pay for Custer’s recovery and care.