Bobby Petrino is expected to make a full recovery from his motorcycle accident.
Over the weekend, the University of Arkansas football coach was hospitalized after wrecking on his motorcycle about 20 miles shy of Fayetteville, Arkansas near the town of Crosses.
Petrino was taken to the hospital, according to State police spokesman Bill Sadler who would not give any further details. However, the coach’s family issued this statement:
“Coach Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening that involved no other individuals,” the family statement read. “He is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. Our family appreciates respect for our privacy during the recovery, and we are grateful for the thoughts of Razorback fans at this time.”
The 51-year-old is known for being a motorcycle enthusiast and often talks about owning motorcycles and ridding them around the northern region of Arkansas.
In 2008, while interviewing with Northwest Arkansas Media, the Helena, Mont. native stated that he had been ridding motorcycles since he was 10-years-old. At the time of the interview he owned five motorcycles, one of which was a Harley-Davidson.
“It’s relaxing to me,” Petrino then stated. “You get out and you get to see some good scenery, and I like to ride up to Beaver Lake. It’s pretty up there. I’ve been around the outdoors. I grew up around the outdoors my whole life.”