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GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — Eight paratroops remained hospitalized Monday following last week’s jump during training in Hohenfels.

Four soldiers were expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Regensburg, according to a spokeswoman for the Joint Multinational Training Command.

Spokeswoman Denver Makle said none of the injured soldiers has been in the intensive care unit since Friday.

Forty-seven of 998 paratroops suffered injuries during a mass tactical jump into the Hohenfels Training Area last Wednesday, the kick-off to a monthlong training scenario for the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

Many of the injuries were minor, although the most serious involved spinal, head or pelvic injuries, officials at the garrison clinic reported at the time. Twenty soldiers remained in the hospital a day after the jump, five of them in the intensive care unit.

Officials have repeatedly declined to elaborate on the types of injuries.

The majority of the soldiers participating in the jump were with the 173rd. A small Polish unit also participated.

Maj. Will Griffin, a public affairs officer for the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, which is part of JMTC, said the brigade and trainers will conduct an After Action Review, the method used to assess training and combat action

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