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Arrington Hospitalized Through Rest of Week

Friday, June 22, 2007

Former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington will remain at Prince George's Hospital Center at least through the remainder of this week as a precaution following his motorcycle accident Monday, according to his lawyer, Rosalyn Pugh. Arrington already has had one surgical procedure to repair his fractured forearm, Pugh said, and has deep lacerations that require care as well.

Concern over infection is the primary reason that Arrington remains in the hospital, she said.

"They want to monitor him and continue to see how he heals," Pugh said yesterday after visiting Arrington again. "They want to be very careful to prevent against infection, but he's really doing well."

Pugh said that Arrington's forearm is the source of considerable pain, although the former Pro Bowler is not complaining and is eager to get out in public. Arrington suffered no head injuries, she said, did not dislodge any teeth and "is smiling maybe more than ever," Pugh said.

He will soon do a radio interview to alleviate concerns fans may have about the severity of his injuries, Pugh said. Arrington is also urging fans to make a donation to his charitable fund -- the Keys to Life Foundation -- in lieu of flowers, and hopes to have a Web site up soon for interaction with fans.

-- Jason La Canfora

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