UA releases statement on Petrino, says coach in stable condition


While the details are still very scant, Arkansas confirmed Monday morning that head football coach Bobby Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening.

Petrino reportedly suffered multiple injuries in the accident, including multiple broken ribs, cuts and bruises and a sprained neck.  Fortunately, those injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.

In a press release, Arkansas stated that athletic director Jeff Long has been in touch with the Petrinos, and that he will consult with the family to provide additional information at a later time.  In the interim, Petrino’s family issued a brief statement regarding the coach.

“Coach Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening that involved no other individuals,” the family’s statement read. “He is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. Our family appreciates respect for our privacy during the recovery and we are grateful for the thoughts of Razorback fans at this time.”

Petrino will be entering his fifth season as the Razorbacks’ head coach in 2012, and will be coming off back-to-back 10-win-plus seasons.

UA is in the midst of spring practice, with the spring game scheduled for Saturday, April 21.  There’s no word yet on Petrino’s availability for the remainder of the spring slate.