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Car wreck leaves UK starting DB Ashely Lowery ‘critical but stable’

Jeremy Wright, Ashely Lowery AP

While people around the sports world are talking about and celebrating Orb’s victory in the Kentucky Derby Saturday, there’s sobering news coming out of the commonwealth regarding a member of its flagship university’s football program.

According to multiple media outlets, Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery was involved in an early-morning automobile accident Saturday in Georgia.  Other than Lowery’s vehicle overturned and that he was thrown from it, there are no further details available regarding the one-car crash that occurred at 4:20 a.m. local time.

WKYT-TV reported that Lowery is in “critical but stable condition” at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia.  The extent and nature of Lowery’s injuries have yet to be released.

A UK football spokesperson told the Lexington Herald-LeaderI don’t have any details at this point,” adding “[w]e’re still in the process of gathering information.”  New head coach Mark Stoops, who was in attendance at the Derby Saturday, is being kept apprised of the situation.

“Just need to keep praying” and “Everybody keep calm and keep praying for him” were sent out by current UK quarterback Maxwell Smith and former defensive back Martavius Neloms, respectively.

Ashley started eight games in 2012 as a true sophomore, finishing fifth on the team in tackles (43).  He exited spring practice this year as the starter at one of the safety spots.

Our thoughts and prayers go out Lowery for a speedy recovery.

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3 Responses to “Car wreck leaves UK starting DB Ashely Lowery ‘critical but stable’”
  1. suprmous says: May 4, 2013 9:30 PM

    Never in all of the years of following College Football with or without the 3 muskateers have I seen so many injuries related to car accidents. Its as if some involved don’t drive then let them behind the wheel and they use the roads as a racetrack or a proving ground for what they can do better than the opponent of a rival school or whatever. Then again you have the opposite: the afternoon sightseers who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what the case may be my prayers and thoughts will be for Kentucky and this young man’s friends and families in hopin there’s no extensive damage and he gets to fulfill his dream of playing.

  2. tuckfexas says: May 5, 2013 3:59 AM

    4am….odds on being smoked or falling asleep?

    Hope he makes it & isn’t a mess the rest of his life. No seat belt?

  3. thegamecocker says: May 5, 2013 9:51 AM

    I hope this young man recovers from this accident. I am praying for him.

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