Aug 5, 2011; Lexington, KY USA; Kentucky Wildcats helmet and football sit on the field during media day at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
It’s been a good week for the Kentucky football program, but the best news of all came when junior safety Ashely Lowery was released from the hospital late Thursday night, less than a week after a serious car accident that could have easily claimed his life, and even more amazingly, he could be back on campus by June.
Family friend and spokesman Doug Stutsman said Friday that Lowery had been released after suffering only “bumps and bruises” and could return to Lexington in time to help Head Coach Mark Stoops with summer youth camps.
Last year, Lowery started eight games for UK at safety while registering 43 tackles, and was projected to open the 2013 season as one of the starting safeties. As it looks right now, he should be able to participate during the first official training camp practice of the Mark Stoops era. If he is able to do that, it would be nothing short of a miraculous comeback after what seemed like a certain tragedy, and a young and inexperienced defensive unit could certainly use him.
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