The University of Missouri passed along an update on defensive lineman Harold Brantley, who was involved in a one car wreck on Sunday in Columbia. Brantley is in good condition and recovering following surgery for injuries he sustained. The prognosis is very good long-term, and he should be able to make a full physical recovery.
The following is from Rex Sharp, Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, and Head Football Athletic Trainer.
· The injuries sustained in the accident included a fracture in his lower left leg (tibia), which was successfully repaired surgically Sunday night.
· Brantley also sustained some ligament damage in his left knee which will require surgery at a later date, perhaps within 3-4 weeks…
· Additionally, Brantley sustained multiple rib fractures and is naturally pretty sore from those.
· If Brantley continues to progress as scheduled, he will be out of ICU Tuesday and moved into a regular room.
· It’s too soon to put a timetable on a planned return to football activities.
· Brantley is receiving healthcare from Mizzou team orthopaedists Dr. Pat Smith and Dr. Jim Stannard, in addition to the healthcare team at University Hospital.
Maddie Stock, a passenger in the vehicle that Brantley was driving was treated for minor injuries on Sunday and released.