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News & Notes© December 2000
San Jose player loses part of his leg
For the second time in a year, a Northern California college football player lost part of his leg after being injured in a game.
Doctors were forced to amputate the foot and ankle of Neil Parry, 20, a San Jose State sophomore, nine days after he sustained a compound fracture during an October game against the University of Texas-El Paso. Parry, who was injured on a kickoff return, developed a severe bacterial infection. Unable to stop the spread of the infection, doctors feared that without the amputation, Parry would lose his entire leg.
"The infection could not be controlled, and tissue destruction by the bacteria was so extensive and rapidly progressing that an amputation of the affected area became necessary," said team physician Martin Trieb.
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