OXFORD, Miss. – Two senior members of the Ole Miss football team – defensive end Greg Hardy and wide receiver Dexter McCluster – were involved in a two-car accident Saturday at approximately 6 p.m. near Pontotoc, Miss.
“We are thankful to God that they are safe and well,” said Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt. “They were really fortunate to walk away from the accident. From what I understand, the impact was near the front tire and not broadside, leaving them bruised and sore.”
Head Athletics Trainer Tim Mullins reported that Hardy did aggravate his right foot, which underwent surgery after the 2008 season.
“Greg was seen by the doctors who have been working his case since his second surgery,”
Mullins said. “It has been recommended that Greg be placed in a walking boot for 10 days. He will have treatment on the foot for the next 10 days and his doctors will then reevaluate his progress.”
According to Mullins, prior to the accident, Hardy had been working out daily with no problems.
“We’re just taking it one day at time for Greg to get better,” Nutt said.