Former UT swimmers recovering after Boston Marathon attack

Former UT swimmers recovering after Boston Marathon attack

Michael and Nicole Gross (Source: Facebook) Michael and Nicole Gross (Source: Facebook)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two former University of Tennessee swimmers were among the dozens of people injured Monday in a bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Nicole Brannock Gross and her husband, Michael Gross, both graduated from UT in 2003.

The couple lives in Charlotte, N.C., but were in Boston to cheer on Nicole's mother, who was running in the marathon, according to WSOC-TV in Charlotte.

Nicole broke her fibula and tibia in both legs and underwent surgery Monday.

Michael received third-degree burns and cuts and bruising and was also kept in the hospital overnight. He was released Tuesday.

Nicole's sister was also in Boston at the time of the attack and underwent a partial amputation of one of her legs.

Both Nicole and her sister were scheduled to undergo more surgery Tuesday to treat their injuries from the blast.


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