Bobby Petrino Motorcycle Accident: Arkansas Head Coach Expected to Fully Recover

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2012

LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 19:   Head Coach Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorbacks watches his team warm up before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at War Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Bulldogs 44-17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Bobby Petrino was a victim of a motorcycle crash this past weekend, but thankfully, he is expected to be OK. 

The Arkansas Razorbacks released a statement, and ESPN's Joe Schad tweeted the gist of it:

Arkansas statement: Petrino in "stable condition" expected to make "full recovery."

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 2, 2012

This is excellent news regarding Petrino's health. Many were fearing the worst, but the head coach seems able to fight through it. 

Nobody knows how the crash took place or what happened, but Chris Bahn of reports that Petrino was not wearing a helmet. 

Petrino should consider himself extremely lucky to be alive if that report is true.

According to Thomas Murphy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Petrino suffered multiple injuries, although none were life-threatening.

Source close to situation said Bobby Petrino had multiple broken ribs, "all kind of cuts and bruises," neck sprain, but going to be OK.

— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) April 2, 2012

Motorcycle crashes are serious, and Petrino is a blessed man to have survived with just minor injuries.

Sources reportedly told Schad and ESPN that Petrino wants to get back to the practice field as soon as possible, but it may take some time before he's able to be out there again. 

The Razorbacks are expected to be one of the top teams in college football this season, and there is no doubt they'd love for Petrino to be with them every day this spring and summer. 

Of course, Petrino's health is the focus right now, and we wish him well in his recovery. 



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