Ashley Lowery cleared to resume football activities


UK football player Ashely Lowery runs with the ball during the second half of the UK vs. Vanderbilt football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Photo by Adam Chaffins

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Junior safety Ashley Lowery has recieved medical clearance to resume football activities, family spokesman Doug Stutsman revealed on Sunday, a little over two months since Lowery was hospitalized following a car accident.

“UK doctors cleared Ashely to start practicing…beginning tomorrow,” Stutsman said on Sunday on his Twitter page, @DougStutsman.

Lowery was traveling in a 2006 Nissan Altima in his natvie Georgia on May 4 when the accident occurred, causing him to be thrown over 100 feet from the vehicle.

A stay in the intensive care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followed before Lowery was relased from hospital on May 10.

UK begins its 2013 season under first-year head coach Mark Stoops on Aug. 31 against Western Kentucky University.

The game, which kicks off at 7 p.m., will be played at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.