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Alabama doctor talks about LSU police officer's rescue

4 years 9 months 6 days ago Friday, November 14 2014 Nov 14, 2014 November 14, 2014 10:18 PM November 14, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - A doctor with the Alabama crimson tide football team says he used makeshift items to stabilize an LSU officer after a crash Saturday night.

"His tibia was broken. It was through the skin and he had a broken leg above that so we stabilized it," Dr. Lyle Cain said. "It was deformed. We straightened it out. We held traction to protect it so it wouldn't cause more damage and eventually splinted it using some makeshift splints basically out of cardboard and some tape."

Cain and his Alabama bus were in a motorcade headed to the airport after the LSU Alabama football game in Tiger Stadium.

He and others rushed to Sgt. Chris Gresham's aid after a car turned in front of his motorcycle.

"I immediately to the left saw a motorcycle on its side and a guy laying next to it," Dr. Cain said.

Cain was able to stabilize Gresham until emergency crews arrived.

Gresham, 33, is recovering in the hospital.  He's had several surgeries on his leg and is expected to join the force again in six months to a year.

LSU has set up two accounts in Gresham's name to help his family, which includes two small children.

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