Missouri DL Harold Brantley upgraded to good condition after car crash


Following a serious car accident on Saturday, Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley’s condition has been upgraded after undergoing surgery.

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Harold Brantley has had his status upgraded to good condition following surgery to repair his fractured left leg suffered in a car crash on Saturday.

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According to a report from ESPN, Rex Sharp, Missouri’s associate athletic director for sports medicine said Brantley required surgery to repair fractured ribs and will have surgery in three to four weeks to repair ligament damage to his knee. His condition was upgraded from serious condition to good condition and the school is optimistic he will be able to make a full recovery.

“We’re pleased to report that the prognosis is very good long-term, and that Harold should be able to make a full physical recovery,” the school said in a statement, via ESPN.

At this point, no determination has been made on when he will return to the gridiron for Missouri, but that’s not what’s important after a life-altering car crash that also involved Missouri basketball player Madeleine Stock who only suffered minor injuries.

“We’re going to leave that open and focus all attention on helping Harold recover and get back to full health first,” Sharp said.

Brantley tallied 54 tackles last season, with seven of those coming for a loss and five sacks. His absence will be felt when Gary Pinkel’s club hits the practice field for fall camp but Missouri has shown in recent years that they have been able to rebuild on the defensive line and will try to do so again this year without Shane Ray, Marcus Golden and presumably Brantley for at least a bulk of the year.

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