Cal football incoming freshman Chris Fatilua suffers spinal cord injury

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On Wednesday evening, Cal football announced on Twitter that recruit and incoming freshman Chris Fatilua has sustained a serious and significant spinal cord injury.

In a statement from Fatilua’s family, it was announced that the injury came from an accident that occurred in San Diego on Monday afternoon.

Cal head football coach Justin Wilcox also released a statement, saying, “Our hearts and minds are with incoming freshman Chris Fatilua and his family at this difficult time.” Fatilua is receiving treatment, but his long-term prognosis is unknown.

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