ATHLETE. A CAL RUGBY PLAYER WAS LEFT PARALYZED AFTER AN INCIDENT DURING A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. 20-YEAR-OLD ROBERT PAYLOR IS FROM EL DORADO HILLS.. HE UNDERWENT SURGERY OVER THE WEEKEND.. AND IS NOW RECOVERING.. KPIX 5’S JULIETTE GOODRICH IS LIVE AT SANTA CLARA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER WHERE FAMILY AND TEAMMATES ARE RALLYING AROUND THE YOUNG MAN.. JULIETTE? Robert Paylor is here with his family by his side — The Cal rugby team has been to the hospital to visit him as well — They say Robert refuses to give up hope –Robert Paylor is here with his family by his side — The Cal rugby team has been to the hospital to visit him as well — They say Robert refuses to give up hope — Robert Paylor a UC Berkeley sophomore was injured during Saturday’s championship win over Arkansas state. The championship game was played in Santa Clara. The six foot five starter was injured early in the game. It was during a Rugby maul and he got pushed to the ground. Left paralyzed from the waist down. This is video of a game in February. Robert played at the lock position which relies on heighth and strength. Nats After his surgery Saturday the entire Cal rugby team visited Robert in the hospital. In the waiting room they signed well wishes on a Cal jersey. Teammates say Robert has a strong faith and positive outlook. They say he is always smiling and never fails to light up a room. Even with a neck brace on he is still smiling from his hospital bed. His team says despite what lies ahead Robert and his family are touched by all of the support from friends and the community. Robert’s former coach from Jesuit High school in Carmichael says Robert isn’t one to give up hope. Marlon Blanton/Jesuit HS Coach “A very good young man of faith so that will help get him through. He and his family” FIVE YEARS AFTER SHE DISAPPEARED… A VERDICT IN THE CASE OF SIERRA SHE DISAPPEARED… A VERDICT IN THE CASE OF SIERRA

Severe Injury Leaves Cal Rugby Player Partially Paralyzed
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4 thoughts on “Severe Injury Leaves Cal Rugby Player Partially Paralyzed

  • May 10, 2017 at 4:31 am
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    God I hope Paylor can walk again! One of the nicest guys I've ever met.

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  • May 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    Wow this hurts, best thoughts for this great kid,

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  • September 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm
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    He'll walk again.. his got a heart of a warrior

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  • April 23, 2018 at 11:20 am
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    Bless you m8 x

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