The news on the condition of Kentucky football player Ashley Lowery continues to get better and better.
Injured in a one-vehicle crash over the weekend, the family of the starting safety said in a statement released Monday that Lowery’s “condition has been upgraded from stable to satisfactory and his injuries are no longer life threatening.” The statement also said that a full recovery is expected.
Lowery was hospitalized in “critical but stable“ condition following a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in his home state of Georgia. Reports stated that Lowery’s vehicle overturned and the player, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.
Yesterday, a family spokesperson stated that “things are looking pretty good” for the player and that a breathing tube had been removed.
First-year UK head coach Mark Stoops also released a statement through the school addressing Lowery’s situation.
“I went to see Ashely today and was glad to see him and spend some time with him,” the coach said. “We’re thankful for the progress he’s made and are hopeful he will continue that improvement. He’s heard from a lot of teammates and is grateful for all the good wishes and prayers that so many people are offering on his behalf. We ask the Big Blue Nation to join Ashely’s football family in continuing to pray for a speedy recovery.”