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Jack Leggett Injury Update

Dec. 28, 1999

Clemson Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett is resting in his Clemson home after a serious neck injury suffered while skiing in Vail, Colorado on Dec. 19. Leggett lost his balance after hitting a depression in the snow and landed on the back of his neck. He had surgery in Colorado to fuse bone between two vertebrae.

Leggett has experienced extreme shoulder and back discomfort since the injury along with frailty in his right arm. He is spending half his day staying active and the other half resting. He will be in a neck brace for six to eight weeks and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, cards, and get-well wishes,” said Leggett. “I’ve gotten calls and cards from many former players and fellow coaches. It means a lot to me for everyone who has gone out of their way to show they care. It provides me with motivation to get better.”

Leggett is expected to travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla. for the season-opening games in the ACC Disney Blast from Jan. 28-30. He is also expected to be at the Tigers’ first preseason practice on Jan. 8.