Nov. 1 (UPI) — Georgia Bulldogs safety and captain Richard LeCounte was concerned in a visitors accident in Athens, Ga., after the staff returned from Lexington, Ky., following Saturday’s recreation towards the Kentucky Wildcats.

In a press release launched Sunday, the Athens-Clarke County Police Division stated LeCounte was driving a dust bike when it struck a car that was making an attempt to make a left flip. After making contact with the car, LeCounte’s bike went into oncoming visitors and hit one other automotive.

“He is fortunate to be alive,” LeCounte’s mom, Erika Blocker-LeCounte, advised the Atlanta Journal-Structure. “He was sporting his helmet and [that] saved his life.”

LeCounte suffered undisclosed accidents and was transported to an area hospital. Ron Courson, the college’s director of sports activities medication, stated LeCounte was nonetheless being handled Sunday.

“He was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Middle the place he was handled in the trauma middle,” Courson stated in a press release Sunday. “He’s nonetheless in the hospital for additional medical care. His accidents aren’t life-threatening and a full restoration is anticipated.”

LeCounte, a preseason All-American, recorded 13 tackles and three go breakups in the Bulldogs’ 14-Three win over Kentucky on Saturday. He at present leads Georgia with three interceptions this season.

If LeCounte is out for an prolonged period of time, the Bulldogs seemingly will begin junior Christopher Smith in his place.

Georgia is scheduled to play Florida on Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla.