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MU Football: Harold Brantley expected to make full recovery

Mizzou defensive tackle Harold Brantley is expected to make a full recovery after he suffered injuries from a car wreck, according to an MU spokesperson.

Mizzou Football said on Monday Brantley is in good condition and is recovering after doctors operated on Brantley’s broken left leg Sunday night. Brantley also sustained ligament damage in his left knee and multiple rib fractures, an MU football release states. The defensive lineman is expected to have surgery on his left knee in 3-4 weeks.

There is no timetable for Brantley’s return to football activities.

MU also noted Brantley is expected to be out of the ICU on Tuesday and moved into a regular hospital room.

Brantley was involved in a car crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 63 S in Boone County. According to the crash report, the redshirt junior’s car slid off the left side of the road. Brantley overcorrected, slid to the right side of the road, hit a guard rail and then overturned his vehicle.

MU women’s basketball player Maddie Stock was also in the car. She had minor injuries, according to the crash report. She was released from the hospital hours after the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Brantley and Stock were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Brantley was expected to be an anchor for the Mizzou defensive line. He played in 14 games last season, earning honorable mention All-SEC by the AP. The Hershey, Pa. native also totaled 54 tackles and five sacks to go along with 7 tackles for loss.

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