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Posted at 6:43 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Colt Brennan, his father says, is 'heavily sedated,' 'far from being alert'

By Cindy Boren

Terry Brennan, the father of former Redskins quarterback Colt Brennan, said his son is "heavily sedated" as he begins to recover in a Honolulu hospital from injuries suffered Friday in a car accident.

Brennan supplied details of his son's injuries and elaborated on an earlier comment by a family spokeswomanin the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

"He's far from being alert," Terry Brennan said. "There's no real conversation with him other than he acknowledges we're here [with hand gestures]. He hasn't been able to speak. He'll moan and groan, and maybe point to his neck brace. It's uncomfortable. They have tubes and IVs. He has not conversed at all."

Brennan was removed from a ventilator Saturday afternoon. He suffered a punctured lung and four broken ribs as well as a broken left clavicle, cheekbone and left eye socket in the accident near Kona, Hawaii. He was flown to the Queen's Medical Center on Friday.

Terry Brennan said there has been "damage" to the eye socket, and it will be "monitored for the next couple of days." He added that Colt Brennan may have surgery on his clavicle.

As for reports in other outlets of internal bleeding, Terry Brennan said: "I haven't heard of any internal bleeding."

Brennan was injured when the SUV his girlfriend was driving crossed the center line and collided head-on with another car. Both his girlfriend and the driver of the other car are hospitalized on Hawaii. There are no details on their condition.

The Redskins took Brennan, a star at the University of Hawaii, with a sixth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in no regular-season games that year and missed the 2009 season with injuries. He was cut by the Redskins in early August; he was picked up by the Raiders, who cut him in early September.

By Cindy Boren  | November 21, 2010; 6:43 PM ET
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Comments

good luck Colt.

Posted by: bentoenail | November 21, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Never would have happened if they had kept him over 'Sexy Rexy"!!! CUHRYST! Now it could be his career never gets started.

Posted by: wagenstill | November 22, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

So sorry to hear.. I hope he and everyone else in the crash will have a full recovery...

Posted by: sovine08 | November 22, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

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