Video documents injured football player Marquise Gaddy’s progress since injury at WSSU practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erin Mizelle, a freelance photojournalist, has been working overtime in chronicling the comeback of injured Winston-Salem State football player Marquise Gaddy.

Mizelle has produced a video that shows just how far Gaddy has come since he broke his neck in practice on Sept. 23 in a routine tackling drill. Gaddy, who was moved to a Charlotte hospital last week, is now able to walk on his own for long stretches.

Gaddy, a freshman safety from Charlotte, suffered three fractures in his neck and severe spinal cord injuries during the head-on collision in practice that knocked him unconscious. He had limited movement in his lower body when he woke up after the hit but has continued to progress daily.

Mizelle, 30, was given the approval to work on the project by coach Kienus Boulware of the Rams and Gaddy’s family. She has been commuting to Charlotte to keep up with Gaddy’s progress.

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