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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Health care worker describes Bergdahl’s injuries

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Health care worker describes Bergdahl’s injuries

Nurse practitioner says Bergdahl suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome

Health care worker describes Bergdahl’s injuries

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A nurse practitioner says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl suffers from extensive injuries caused by his five years as a Taliban captive and he doesn’t think Bergdahl is fit to remain in the military.

Curtis Aberle works at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where Bergdahl has been station since returning to the U.S. last year. He testified Friday at Bergdahl’s Article 32 hearing in Texas that Bergdahl will need a lifetime of medical care.

Aberle says Bergdah suffers from muscular nerve damage in his lower legs, a degenerative disc in his lower back and an injury that has left him with limited movement in his shoulder. He says Bergdahl was kept in a crouched position for extended periods, which caused the injuries.

Aberle also says Bergdahl suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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