Joey Harrington, Fox Sports Analyst and Former NFL QB, Hit by Car
The former Atlantic Falcons player broke his collarbone and suffered a punctured lung after an SUV struck him while riding his bike.
Former NFL QB Joey Harrington was seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Portland, Ore. over the weekend.
A Toyota RAV4 hit Harrington, who currently works as a radio analyst for Fox Sports, on Sunday night around 8:30. Driver Derek Johnston stayed with Harrington until police arrived. He was then cited with following too closely.
"The impact … put him up on the top of the car," his father, John Harrington, told the Oregon Statesman Journal. "Joey ended up upside down and came down on his head and shoulder and then skidded off to the side."
Harrington was sent to the hospital with a broken collar bone, punctured lung and a cut on his head. He is expected to be released Tuesday.
"This certainly was not life-threatening," added Harrington's father. "There is no doubt he was extremely lucky."
Harrington retired from the NFL in 2007 after playing for the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. He was a third-round draft pick out of the University of Oregon.
He was a Heisman Trophy finalist.