Ex-NFL QB Joey Harrington PUNCTURED LUNG AFTER SUV HITS BIKE
8/2/2011 7:45 AM PDT
Former Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington was seriously injured when he was struck by an SUV while riding his bike in Oregon Sunday night.
33-year-old Harrington -- a former 1st round draft pick -- was hospitalized with a broken collarbone, a punctured lung and a laceration on his head ... according to the StatesmenJournal.com.
Cops say the SUV struck Harrington from behind around 8:30 PM. The 26-year-old driver was cited by police for following too closely.
Joey's father says the former NFL player was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The injuries are reportedly NOT life-threatening -- and Harrington is expected to be released from the hospital sometime today.