A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet who lost part of his right leg in a traffic accident this summer will not be allowed to return to the academy, Air Force officials said.

Air Force Secretary Pete Aldridge said Friday it would not be right for the taxpayers to pay for the remaining years of Dan Korslund's education because there is no chance that he could receive an Air Force commission.The ruling ended a two-month wait for the 20-year-old former football player, who argued that the loss of his right leg should not disqualify him from readmission to the academy. Korslund would have been a sophomore this year.