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Iraq veteran who lost both legs finds rehabilation and reason to live in sports

Iraq veteran who lost both legs finds rehabilation and reason to live in sports

To former Army Sgt. Ryan Major, there's no better feeling than banging into another player so hard during a game that he knocks them over.

It's an exhilaration sports have given him ever since he was a little boy — the more aggressive the sport, the better. But after an improvised explosive device blew off his right leg and some fingers in 2006 while he was on foot patrol in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, and his left leg was later amputated, Major wondered if he'd ever play sports again.

Now using a wheelchair, Major not only still plays rough sports, but they've become central to his life and key to his mental and physical rehabilitation. The 31-year-old former Towson...

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