Bobby Petrino hurt in wreck (picture included)

The site of Bobby Petrino's motorcycle crash in Madison County, photographed on Monday. The object in the right-center is a lamp from the motorcycle.
Image by Chris Bahn

The site of Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle crash in Madison County, photographed on Monday. The object in the right-center is a lamp from the motorcycle.

I have checked several sources this morning (KARK, update from Arkansas Sports 360 as of 9:04 am this morning)

From ESPN:

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino was hurt in a motorcycle accident on Sunday but did not suffer life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, sources told ESPN’s Joe Schad.

Arkansas State Police said Petrino crashed his motorcycle on a highway and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

A source close to Petrino told Schad the coach is “pretty banged up” but “will recover.” The 51-year-old is focused and determined to return to practice as quickly as possible, but it could take some time for him to recover, the source said.

A member of the Arkansas football staff told’s Chris Low that Petrino was “going to be OK,” but did suffer some injuries in the accident.


The crash happened Sunday night on Arkansas Highway 16 in Madison County, near the community of Crosses, police spokesman Bill Sadler said. Petrino was driving a motorcycle that left the highway and crashed, Sadler said.

Crosses is about 23 miles southeast of Fayetteville, where the university is located.

Petrino was taken to a hospital in Washington County, Sadler said. He declined to say which hospital Petrino was taken to and said he didn’t know the coach’s condition or whether he was still hospitalized.

Zack Higbee, a spokesman for Petrino, would not comment or confirm Monday that the coach was involved in the crash.

Petrino has talked in the past about owning a motorcycle and going for rides around nearby Beaver Lake.

Petrino is entering his fifth season at Arkansas, where he has a 34-17 record and three bowl game appearances. The Razorbacks finished 2011 ranked No. 5 and beat Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

ESPN college football reporter Joe Schad and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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