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Friday, October 24, 2014
Rockville Centre resident assaulted in New York City
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Rogers received stitches above his right eye from where he hit the pavement when he fell, as well as stitches under his chin from where he was punched. Doctors had to wire his jaw shut to make sure the bones set properly, which means Rogers is forced to drink nutritional milkshakes for the next six to eight weeks.

“It sucks,” Rogers said. “It’s not even that it’s painful, it’s just annoying. Every time you have something frozen, it’s cold on your teeth. But luckily, I chipped my tooth in the accident, so I can use that for suction.”

As for the attacker, police are still looking for him. The detective in charge of the case has kept in contact with Rogers. “I’m just hoping they get these kids off the street and under control,” he said. “I’d love to see this kid serve time so he understands what he’s done.

“I really want to help prevent this from happening in the future,” he added.

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