Skip to content

‘Things looking pretty good’ for UK player injured in car wreck

Kendial Lawrence, Ashely Lowery AP

Fortunately, there’s some good news coming out of Georgia regarding the condition of Kentucky football Ashely Lowery.

Lowery was hospitalized in “critical but stable” condition following a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in his home state.  Reports stated that Lowery’s vehicle overturned and the player, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.

A sports editor from the White County News in Cleveland, Ga., however, told the Lexington Courier-Journal that the Lowery’s prognosis is a positive one.

Things are looking pretty good,” County News editor and family friend/spokesman Doug Stutsman told the Courier-Journal. “They took the breathing tube out this morning and woke him up. He recognized his family and was answering the doctors’ questions correctly.”

Former UK defensive back Martavius Neloms tweeted that he had spoken to Lowery on the phone “and the first thing he does is crack a joke lol He a strong person man. Love you lil bro. We gone make it.”  Based on the photographic evidence below from the Lexington paper, it’s a miracle Lowery is alive let alone cracking jokes:

Ashely Lowery Car Wreck

As was the case yesterday, there’s no word yet on the specific nature or extent of injuries Lowery incurred.

Permalink 5 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Kentucky Wildcats, Rumor Mill, Southeastern Conference, Top Posts
5 Responses to “‘Things looking pretty good’ for UK player injured in car wreck”
  1. cometkazie says: May 5, 2013 9:42 PM

    Thanks for the news. The Lexington paper this morning was very vague.

    Heal well, Ashley.

  2. packerbadger says: May 6, 2013 2:51 PM

    Cars smashed up like that get that way due to a very high rate of speed. I wonder how fast he was going.

  3. melkipershero says: May 6, 2013 5:59 PM

    How did he survive with the car looking like that? Damn thats a miracle. Awesome story glad he’s doing better and better.

  4. lakesidegator says: May 7, 2013 11:27 AM

    A long time ago I heard that being shit-faced is a positive if you’re in an accident because your body is looser during the trauma. Is that true, or just a myth?

  5. cometkazie says: May 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    The article says he was ejected from the vehicle, so he wasn’t in it when that damage occurs.

    Some times, they say about one out of 25, your chances improve when ejected and this may be one of them.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!