Not wearing his seat belt might have actually saved Kentucky Wildcats safety Ashely Lowery, per Wildcat Blue Nation.
That’s what doctors told Courier-Journal reporter Kyle Tucker, who tweeted an image of Lowery’s totaled car. Click the above link to WBN for more.
While at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with serious injuries, the 20-year-old safety’s survival seems miraculous after seeing the devastation of Lowery’s car. Tucker reports that a breathing tube has been removed, and Lowery is moving.
Lowery was taken into the intensive care unit early Saturday morning by helicopter, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed in a press release. His was the only car involved in the accident.
Lowery had 43 tackles and an interception in eight games during 2012. His absence is a tremendous loss for the Wildcat secondary in new head coach Mark Stoops’ first season. Stoops has not released an official statement, though he did tweet the following on Saturday night:
#BBN. Please pray for a speedy recovery for Ashley Lowery who was injured in a car crash. Ashley we love you and the team is praying for you
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) May 5, 2013
The football implications of Lowery’s injury are irrelevant at this time; what matters is his health, and the reported progress is good news.
Lowery’s former partner in the Kentucky secondary, Martavius Neloms, tweeted that Lowery is aware of and thankful for the well wishes and thoughts college fans are sending his way.
Ashely wanted me to thank everyone for their love and prayers
— Martavius Neloms (@1_step_cl0ser) May 5, 2013