College football coach has leg amputated after serious bicycle crash
Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens was struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle with his wife Kirstin last month in Florida. At the time, all that was reported about the incident was that Teevens, 66, suffered “serious” injuries and was considered to be in critical condition.
Kirstin Teevens and the Teevens family provided an update on the head football coach’s condition Tuesday night, revealing that Teevens had to have his right leg amputated as a result of the serious injuries. He is also reported to be suffering from a spinal injury, though further details were not specified.
Below is the statement released by Teevens, via Dartmouth athletics:
“We would like to thank everyone for the incredible outpouring of love and support for Buddy. It has been nothing short of amazing and we are so grateful. As Buddy navigates through the healing of his injuries, he is experiencing many positive improvements. Unfortunately, as a result of the accident, Buddy’s right leg was amputated due to the severity of the injury. He is alert and communicating with us and ready for transfer to a premier rehab facility to continue healing. Spinal cord injuries are challenging, and if anybody is up for the challenge, it is Buddy. We appreciate your continued respect of our privacy as we navigate this ongoing recovery process as a family.”
Teevens is Dartmouth’s all-time winningest head coach with a 117-101-2 record. He has been at the helm of his alma mater since 2005 after a previous stint as HC from 1987-1991.