Colt Brennan released from Hawaii hospital
Colt Brennan’s agent released a statement from the quarterback late Saturday night after he was released from Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, eight days following a car accident that hospitalized three people.
“It is with heavy heart that I am able to leave the hospital today, as my prayers and thoughts remain with Theresa Wang and her family. I am so grateful for all of the support I received over the past week. I am also relieved that Shakti (Stream) is close to a full recovery. I ask that the same support I received be directed to Ms. Wang as she recovers from this unfortunate accident.
“I thank God to be alive today, and am thankful to everyone who played a role in providing medical attention to each of us. The EMTs, everyone at Kona Community Hospital and Queens Medical Center, were simply amazing. They saved my life. I am thankful to my family and friends that stood by my side and prayed for my recovery. I am thankful to everyone who was concerned for me, especially the people of Hawaii and the UH Football community. Your spirit is my strength.
“I will return with my parents to Orange County to continue treatment for my injuries. I am determined to make a complete recovery, and my desire to continue playing football burns stronger than ever.”
Police continue to investigate a head-on collision between a SUV driven by Stream, Brennan’s girlfriend, and a vehicle driven by Wang. Stream reportedly crossed the center line before colliding with Wang, who remains hospitalized. No charges have been filed.
Wang reportedly will need surgery to repair her neck but it cannot be performed until swelling in her brain subsides. She has multiple fractured bones also.
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