TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 4, 2013)--Florida State University senior baseball player Stephen Spradling, 23, remained hospitalized Friday in Melbourne, Fla., after suffering multiple injuries Sunday in a skydiving accident.
He underwent surgery to have rods and plates inserted into his hip.
Spradling was injured after making a faster landing than normal and was forced to adjust his fall roughly 100 feet above ground to avoid a potentially fatal collision with another skydiver.
Florida State coach Mike Martin said he's thankful Spradling survived the accident.
Spradling, who’s from Boynton Beach, will be hospitalized for a few weeks and in a wheelchair for some time during his recovery.
Martin said he wasn't sure whether the injuries would be career ending or when Spradling may be able to return to Florida State.