May 4, 2013 2:11 PM
Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery is hospitalized in Georgia with injuries suffered in a car accident early Saturday morning.
However, his former teammate, Martavius Neloms tweeted the following encouraging message regarding Lowery's status:
"Breathing tube is out and he's responsive. GREAT NEWS!!"
According to the Georgia State Police, Lowery's Nissan Altima overturned several times, ejecting Lowery from the vehicle in the process and he landed approximately 100 feet from where the vehicle came to rest.
Lowery was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by ambulance after medical helicopters were unable to fly due to weather.
Georgia State Police also confirmed that Lowery was listed in serious condition and in the intensive care unit.
The investigation as to how Lowery lost control of his vehicle is still on-going.
Lowery played in eight games last season as a sophomore, all starts, and ranked fifth on the team with 43 tackles. He had a career-best nine stops against Vanderbilt and recorded his first career interception that was returned for 21 yards.