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Rise Above: Tyler Carrico

Senior RHP for James River (Midlothian, Va.) returns from a broken back

Updated: May 2, 2012, 6:30 PM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPNHS

This story appears in the April issue of ESPNHS magazine.

In the intensive-care ward of a Virginia hospital three years ago, Tyler Carrico lay in tremendous pain, thinking of everyone but himself.

Tyler's mind wasn't on the pain, the three surgeries he'd had in the past two months or whether he'd ever play sports again. Instead, he was thinking about his brother, who was enduring a battle of his own after doctors found a tumor near his heart. He was thinking of his parents, ...

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