ESPN magazine cover highlights Iraq war veteran.

The newest issue of ESPN The Magazine highlights “bionic athletes” in its cover story, looking “into the lives of athletes who represent the future of sports and prosthetics.” One of the athletes featured on its cover is Iraq war veteran Jerrod Fields of Chula Vista, CA, who “uses a leg prosthetic to play basketball.” The 25-year old Army sergeant, who has been awarded both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, was wounded in Iraq in Feb. 2005.

Spencer Ackerman writes, “It confuses me that the actual cover piece doesn’t feature Fields (he’s going to the NBA tryouts? Kind of a good story!) but the cover is awesome.”