Dartmouth head soccer coach Buddy Teevens suffered a spinal wire damage and had his proper leg amputated after getting critically injured in a bicycle crash final month, his spouse revealed in a press release on Tuesday.
The college issued a press release on behalf of Kirsten Teevens offering an replace on the coach’s situation after he was struck by a truck whereas driving his bicycle in Florida.
“We wish to thank everybody for the unbelievable outpouring of affection and assist for Buddy. It has been nothing wanting superb and we’re so grateful. As Buddy navigates by means of the therapeutic of his accidents, he’s experiencing many constructive enhancements. Sadly, on account of the accident, Buddy’s proper leg was amputated as a result of severity of the damage.”
DARTMOUTH FOOTBALL COACH SUFFERS ‘SERIOUS INJURIES’ AFTER BEING STRUCK BY PICKUP TRUCK WHILE BICYCLING
The assertion continued: “He’s alert and speaking with us and prepared for switch to a premier rehab facility to proceed therapeutic. Spinal wire accidents are difficult, and if anyone is up for the problem, it’s Buddy. We respect your continued respect of our privateness as we navigate this ongoing restoration course of as a household.”
Teevens’ spouse didn’t touch upon the extent of his spinal wire damage.
Particulars of the crash reported on by Valley Information in March revealed that Teevens and his spouse had been each on bicycles whereas on their method house from a restaurant when the longtime coach was struck by a pickup truck being pushed by a 40-year-old feminine driver.
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A preliminary report from the Florida Freeway Patrol, obtained by the outlet, described Teevens’ accidents as “essential” and famous that “no illuminated lights had been noticed on the bicycle.”
The report additionally famous that Teevens was not carrying a helmet and “was not in a crosswalk or designated crossing space.”
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Teevens, 66, is Dartmouth’s all-time winningest coach. He coached the workforce to back-to-back Ivy League titles throughout his first stint as head coach between 1987 and 1991. He returned in 2005, successful three extra titles.
Teevens owns a 117-101-2 file and is 83-70-1 in Ivy League play over his profession.