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Former QB hit by Shaq Thompson’s car out of hospital, may sue

Duke v Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: Anthony Boone #7 of the Duke Blue Devils throws the ball prior to the game against the Miami Hurricanes on September 27, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

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Former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone is finally out of the hospital, but Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson isn’t out of the woods yet.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Boone was released from Carolinas Medical Center over the weekend, after needing hip and hand surgeries following the May 22 car wreck with Thompson.

“He’s got a serious road ahead of him,” Boone’s agent Adam Sattler said. “But we’re happy he’s home.”

The Panthers linebacker was cited for driving left of center for his role in the head-on crash which happened early on a Sunday morning. Police said there was alcohol in his system but he was below North Carolina’s legal limit. Thompson said his cell phone fell into the floorboard of his SUV, causing him to lose control.

Now he has to wait to see if that’s the extent of the losses.

Boone, who played for the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL last year, now has to recover from the broken hip and tendon and ligament damage to his hand suffered in the accident.

His agent said he’s considering a lawsuit against Thompson, but wants to wait to see how his rehab progresses before discussing those options.