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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU offensive guard and tight end Matt Branch, who played for the Tigers from 2009-2011 was critically injured during a recent duck hunting accident in Eagle Lake, Mississippi.

The following GoFundMe page was created to help his family with expenses.
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Matt Branch, a husband and father of a 1 year old son, suffered a catastrophic wound on a duck hunting trip in Eagle Lake,MS. An accidental discharge from a shotgun struck him in the left leg resulting in massive blood loss and damage to his femoral artery as well as other vital vascular and muscle tissue. After several hours of surgery and massive blood transfusions the decision was made to amputate a portion of his left leg in order to save his life. Since the amputation Matt has undergone additional complex surgical procedures with several more to come. Normally, sustaining these injuries while in such a remote geographic area would be life ending for most any human being, but miraculously Matt has survived. He currently remains in critical condition in ICU and is fighting to recover. However, the recovery process will take a very long time, an abundance of love, support, and encouragement for Matt and his family to overcome this life changing accident. Read more.
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loopback62 months
I read they had to amputate his leg, is that accurate?
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loopback62 months
NM, should have read the above article instead of just the comments here.
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Hawgnsincebirth5562 months
Glad hes okay. shite like this is why I dont even keep one in the chamber until the gun is In my hands and I'm getting ready to shoot
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DVinBR62 months
don't be lazy use the safety
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Longstreet62 months
Once you stop fearing guns and get complacent this happens. Always respect the way of the gun. This guy will be a loving reminder to his son.
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Manatee62 months
God bless him, always a concern in a duck blind or boat full of guns.
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Jenar Boy62 months
Prayers for your family and Matt. Hope he has a speedy recovery.
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voodooidotwo62 months
This is my cousin. Incident occurred when his dog bumped the gun. He’s doing fine which is a Miracle
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TooFyeToFly62 months
This is great news!
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Honest Tune62 months
Awesome to hear. Luckily, he will get to teach his boy about the love of hunting and gun safety.
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Stingy62 months
Fantastic news!
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