(Louisville, Ky.) After being hit by a car while riding his moped on Tuesday morning, the last 24 hours for University of Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin have been a whirlwind. Thankfully for the Cards junior, he was released from the hospital on Wednesday morning, and able to attend practice this afternoon.
Mauldin did not practice, and is still uncertain if he will play in Sunday's opener against Ohio. His memory of the accident is sketchy, but he's very thankful to the many fans who reached out to him while he was in the hospital. "I want to say that the fans are on the same level as God right now, giving me all types of encouragement," said Mauldin. He says he's sore, but thinks he's healthy enough to play on Sunday. Unfortunately for him, it's not his decision, it's up to the team doctors and head coach Charlie Strong. "I can't say that I'm 100%, but it's up to the trainers and everything to let me know when I can come back out."
As far as his future riding mopeds, Mauldin says he prefers four wheel transportation from now on. "I'm going to invest in a car. Something that's going to cover me completely, and when I get in an accident, knock on wood, it doesn't do as much damage as it did," said Mauldin. Mauldin says this experience was one of the scariest moments of his life. "It was beyond scary. When your life is on the line, you think about stuff you never thought about."
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