Donte Stallworth reportedly involved in hot air balloon accident

Jared Wickerham

Free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth has been hospitalized after suffering burns stemming from a hot air balloon accident.

Free-agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth has been hospitalized following a hot air balloon accident, according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss.

Stallworth is reportedly in stable condition, and suffered burns when the hot air balloon he was traveling in hit power lines. He was traveling in the hot air balloon with his girlfriend, and it's unknown whether or not she suffered any injuries as well.

The New England Patriots signed Stallworth in 2012, but placed him on injured reserve after New England's Week 14 win over the Houston Texans. Stallworth suffered an ankle injury after hauling in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady, and unfortunately saw his season cut short as a result.

The Patriots are believed to be interested in re-signing Stallworth, now a free agent.

Still, football is certainly secondary to Stallworth at this time, as he looks to recover from an undoubtedly scary accident that left him hospitalized. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Stallworth's injuries are not considered to be serious, and that Stallworth will be able to resume his playing career.

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