UPDATED: Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino involved in motorcycle accident

Bobby Petrino

Update: 4:45 p.m.
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long issued an update on Petrino’s condition late Monday.

Long’s statement reads as follows:

Late this afternoon I had an opportunity to visit with Coach Petrino and Becky at the hospital. Coach Petrino is resting comfortably and is encouraged by the progress of his recovery. I know that he is very much looking forward to returning to spring practice at the earliest opportunity. In the course of our visit, the Petrinos expressed their appreciation for all the thoughts and well wishes that have come in from all over the country. I am confident that everyone in the Razorback Nation is united in wishing Coach Petrino a speedy recovery.

Update: 9:50 a.m.
University of Arkansas officials confirmed that head football coach Bobby Petrino was indeed involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening near the town of Crosses in Madison County, Arkansas. Arkansas State Police responded to the accident.

The university released the following statement from the Petrino family:

Coach Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening that involved no other individuals. He is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. Our family appreciates respect for our privacy during the recovery and we are grateful for the thoughts of Razorback fans at this time.

Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long said he has been in touch with the Petrinos and added that he will consult with the family to provide additional information at a later time. Until then, there will be no further information or comment on the accident per the Petrinos’ request.

Original post: 8:40 a.m.
Arkansas head football Coach Bobby Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday night, reports Chris Bahn of ArkansasSports360.

A spokesman with the Arkansas State Police told several media outlets the crash happened around 6:45 p.m. on Highway 16 in Madison County near the Crosses community.

A statement from police indicates the crash involved a motorcycle that had left the roadway and that Coach Petrino was the operator of the motorcycle. He was transported to a Washington County medical facility.

Petrino’s condition is unknown at this time.