Two LMU players out indefinitely following injuries from car accident
College basketball is lucky it doesn't see more incidents like this, but car accidents occasionally do impact the sport. Here are the details.
Loyola Marymount seniors Ayodeji Egbeyemi and Godwin Okonji are going to miss the start of the team's season after being involved in a car accident. The timeline for the two to return is not known, but both are recovering and attending classes on campus.
The accident occurred more than a week ago, on Oct. 20, but LMU did not release the status of the two players until Friday evening. According to the school, the accident happened around 7:30 a.m., as both were riding to practice. They were released later that day.
"We are very thankful that both Godwin and Ayodeji are doing well and were able to come home following the accident," LMU coach Max Good said in a statement. "While they are doing well, both suffered various levels of injuries that will take time to heal. In talking with our doctors, we feel Ayodeji should be back soon, while we will have to wait and see on the condition of Godwin. He suffered injuries to his left leg that will require further examination from his doctors. At this time, we are just thankful that they are with us."
Egbeyemi was driving his car, which the school said was totaled.
Egbeyemi, who is the student representative West Coast Conference liaison and the national liaison with the NCAA, has averaged 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds for his career; Okonji has put up 4.5 and 4.6 in those categories, respectively.
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