Harold Brantley (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Harold Brantley (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

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.