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Lara suffered spinal injury, brain damage in accident

Updated: November 27, 2007, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Doctors examining Cleveland Indians reliever Juan Lara found he had a spinal fracture, plus severe brain trauma from a weekend car accident.

Lara, who pitched in one game for Cleveland last season, was returning from a winter league game Saturday night in San Pedro de Macoris when the sports utility vehicle he was driving was hit by a motorcycle, killing both its rider and passenger.

"Juan's condition is very ...

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