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New Mexico State's Miles Washington injures spinal cord in scrimmage

New Mexico State cornerback Miles Washington was airlifted out of practice Saturday after sustaining a spinal cord injury. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski) New Mexico State's Miles Washington was airlifted out of practice Saturday after sustaining a spinal cord injury. (Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News/AP)

By Holly Anderson

Somber news out of Las Cruces, where New Mexico State has released details of a previously unspecified injury that cornerback Miles Washington sustained over the weekend:

New Mexico State redshirt freshman cornerback Miles Washington (Los Angeles, Calif.) suffered a spinal cord injury in Saturday’s spring practice at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Emergency surgery was performed by doctors at University Medical Center in El Paso. 

Miles is resting in the intensive care unit and will remain there for the near future. The next 48 hours will be critical but at this time no further information on his condition is available. 

The NM State Athletics Department asks that the privacy of the family be respected.

Our best wishes to Washington for a full and rapid recovery. Our thoughts are with his family and the New Mexico State football community.

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