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Carolina defensive end injured in Tennessee motorcycle accident
Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 5, 2011
It seems the Carolina Panthers defensive end and Tennessee native will be retiring his motorcycle after he was injured in a recent motorcycle accident. Not only that, but his injuries will keep him out of the first two weeks of training camp.
Greg Hardy had been traveling on Interstate 40 just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, when his motorcycle rolled several times on wet pavement. The motorcycle eventually stopped on the shoulder of the freeway, but not before Hardy was skinned all down his left-side.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol quickly responded to the accident and Hardy was sent to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. After he was released, Hardy went to the Bank of America Stadium to watch the team practice. He still showed signs of his injuries, including bandages and a protective boot.
The Highway Patrol claims that Hardy had hit the rear bumper of the vehicle in front of him which caused his bike to roll. Hardy was charged with driving without a license, failure to exercise due care, following too closely and failure to yield. Hardy, on the other hand, claims that he had been driving his bike when another driver pulled in front of him and quickly hit his brakes. There were no reports of alcohol being involved in the accident, but the roads were wet, which possibly contributed to the accident.
Luckily for Hardy, he was wearing a helmet. He said that he was convinced he wouldn't make it through the crash, but it seems that he will quickly get over his scrapes and bruises and be on the field in no time.