PHOTO: Bobby Petrino in a neck brace

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer
Bobby Petrino made his first public appearance since his Sunday motorcycle crash at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, and via the Twitter feed of Arkansas Sports 360, he looked much the worse for wear:



Petrino confirmed that he had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and had suffered both cracked vertebrae and broken ribs. He called himself "very fortunate ... very lucky" to have not suffered something life-threatening, and said he would wear a helmet in the future.

But Petrino also felt comfortable enough to crack a joke about his experience:
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