Head coach Bobby Petrino is expected to return to Arkansas Razorbacks spring practices soon, according to reports, after suffering a motorcycle accident Sunday night. He was hospitalized overnight, and is said to have a number of non-life-threatening injuries.
Specifics about those injuries:
Source close to situation said Bobby Petrino had multiple broken ribs, "all kind of cuts and bruises," neck sprain, but going to be OK.— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) April 2, 2012
Petrino wrecked the bike by apparently driving off the road at 6:45 p.m. local time, with no other vehicles involved. He's an experienced motorcycle rider, having grown up around bikes and owning a Harley for several years now. He may have to wear some gear to protect his midsection for the rest of spring, but it would probably take more than a couple broken bones to keep him off the sidelines with the spring game just weeks away.