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Kentucky DB cleared to resume workouts after car accident

Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery is just lucky to be alive after reportedly being thrown 100 feet from his car during a single-car accident in early May. Miraculously, however, he’s already back with his teammates for summer workouts.

A team official told the Herald-Leader that Lowery has been cleared by doctors to work out.

“He’s allowed to do workouts with his teammates at his own pace,” UK spokesman Tony Neely said Monday. “The High Performance staff will evaluate his fitness level as it works with him.”

Lowery was released from the hospital about a week after the accident with only bumps and bruises. Though he was initially listed in critical but stable condition following the wreck, his injuries were quickly downgraded and not considered life threatening.

Lowery started eight games in 2012 as a true sophomore, finishing fifth on the team in tackles (43). He is projected to start again for first-year coach Mark Stoops this fall.