Cops: Student hurt in frat hazing stunt may not lose fingers

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 11:04 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say the condition of a Syracuse University student's frostbitten fingers has improved since he was injured during a cold weather fraternity hazing stunt.

Syracuse police Lt. Eric Carr said Friday that the 20-year-old has blood flow to his fingers and that "he will not lose them at this time." Carr added that the young man will need extensive physical therapy.

Police initially had said the victim was in danger of losing four fingers.

The student suffered frostbite to the ring and pinky fingers on each hand while doing push-ups and other exercises in a Syracuse park last weekend. Officers say he and two other young men were pledging the Nu Alpha Phi fraternity.

Two frat members have been charged with first-degree hazing.