Jeff Ruby to announce plans to raise money for Ryan Custer

WSU basketball player injured at party in Oxford (WDTN Photo)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – A Cincinnati restaurateur announced he plans to help raise money for an injured Wright State University basketball player.

Ryan Custer, 19, suffered a spinal injury during a party at Miami University in Oxford last weekend. He jumped into a makeshift pool and hit his head on someone’s knee, fracturing his C5 vertebrae. He is being treated at UC Medical Center. He has no feeling from his waist down.


Jeff Ruby, who owns restaurants in Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville, tweeted Thursday about Custer’s injury. Ruby wrote, “We are saddened by the unfortunate injury to Ryan Custer. In the coming days we’ll be announcing plans to raise money toward his recovery.”

2 NEWS will keep you updated on those plans. A gofundme page has also been created to support Custer’s recovery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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