Months immediately after it was announced that Dartmouth soccer mentor Buddy Teevens sustained “serious” accidents in a crash though riding a bicycle, his spouse discovered on Tuesday that he missing a leg and sustained spinal cord problems in the collision.
Kirsten Teevens made the announcement in a assertion shared by Dartmouth.
“We would like to thank anyone for the amazing outpouring of appreciate and help for Buddy,” the assertion reads. “It has been almost nothing small of awesome and we are so grateful. As Buddy navigates via the therapeutic of his injuries, he is encountering several good advancements. Sad to say, as a consequence of the incident, Buddy’s right leg was amputated thanks to the severity of the damage.
“He is notify and speaking with us and all set for transfer to a premier rehab facility to go on therapeutic. Spinal twine accidents are demanding, and if anybody is up for the obstacle, it is Buddy. We value your ongoing regard of our privateness as we navigate this ongoing restoration process as a spouse and children.”
The statement failed to clarify the mother nature of the spinal injuries nor Teevens’ prognosis.
Teevens, 66, was hurt even though he and Kirstin were being bicycling home from a restaurant on March 16 in St. Augustine, Florida. Per a law enforcement report received by the Valley Information, a pickup truck struck Teevens about 8:40 p.m. as he was making an attempt to cross a thoroughfare around the Atlantic coastline.
For every the report, “no illuminated lights have been noticed on the bicycle,” and Teevens “was not in a crosswalk or specified crossing region.” He wasn’t wearing a helmet. The report noted that he was in critical ailment but did not expose the extent of his injuries. He was transported to a medical center near Jacksonville.
Dartmouth declined at the time to give an update on his wellness standing and as an alternative deferred to Kirsten to do so. Kirstin released a statement at the time that he experienced sustained “critical” accidents.
“He has sustained really serious accidents and is now hospitalized,” Kirsten wrote in a assertion at the time. “He is a wholesome male and hopefully he will have a whole restoration. We are quite appreciative of all the guidance and the outpouring of really like.”
Dartmouth famous on Wednesday that all more updates on Teevens’ overall health will come from his relatives.
Teevens performed quarterback for Dartmouth from 1976-78. He’s coached two stints at Dartmouth from 1987-91 and 2005-existing. He’s the school’s all-time winningest head mentor with a 117-101-2 history. He’s also coached at Tulane, Stanford and Maine. He’s a two-time Ivy League Coach of the Year.
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