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Mich. St. long snapper’s career over after diving mishap

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There was some sobering news coming out of East Lansing Tuesday evening, with Michigan State confirming that one of its players would miss the 2012 season due to an off-field accident.

Unfortunately, that player will be sidelined for much, much longer than just the upcoming year.

In a release, the Spartans announced that long snapper Steve Moore fractured his C4 vertebra on Saturday. Moore suffered the injury after diving off the back of a boat and landing on a sandbar.

The good news is that Moore has full use of all extremities, with no loss of sensation. ┬áThe bad news is that the player’s father subsequently confirmed that his son’s playing career is over as a result of the mishap.

His football days are over, but at least it looks like he’ll still be able to lead a normal life,” Randy Moore told “He’s just lucky he’s not dead.”

Moore, who would’ve entered summer camp as the Spartans’ starting long snapper, is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday.

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8 Responses to “Mich. St. long snapper’s career over after diving mishap”
  1. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:00 PM

    May God be be with you.

  2. kiopta1 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:02 PM

    Good luck and God bless.

  3. cubano76 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:56 PM

    So sad. Get better kid. You’re in our prayers.

  4. roundup5 says: Jul 25, 2012 2:15 PM

    A quick recovery, and on with life!

  5. stlouis1baseball says: Jul 25, 2012 4:14 PM

    Glad to hear he will be able to lead a normal life.
    Good luck with the recovery Steve Moore.
    God Bless!

  6. thom4msu says: Jul 25, 2012 5:28 PM

    That’s a tough break, Steve. Thank god you have an opportunity still to walk & talk @ grow old.

  7. smokehouse56 says: Jul 25, 2012 5:47 PM

    Go Penn State!!

  8. thetooloftools says: Jul 26, 2012 9:38 AM

    Anybody giving thumbs down to well wishers will get theirs.

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