Ed Podolak Faces Long Recovery

After saying her father was in “good spirits” following surgeries for injuries sustained after being hit by a car, Ed Podolak’s daughter Laura said a long road is waiting for the former Kansas City Chiefs running back.

“I talked to my dad this morning and he wants to again express how thankful and overwhelmed he is by all of the wonderful well wishes sent to him from Hawkeye fans all across the nation.

Because of his condition, he’s been in contact with only his immediate family, but he has received notes of encouragement from the Kansas City Chiefs, the University of Iowa and leaders of Hawkeye nation.

Dad is being medicated because of the number of surgeries he’s undergone up to this point.  He’s aware that it’s going to be a challenging and lengthy rehabilitation for him to return to his full physical abilities.  But, he’s confident that overall he will return as a better man.  He wants to thank God, his higher power, for protecting him in this unfortunate accident.  The injuries could have been much worse.”

Hearing his daughter’s earlier reports, I was hoping that Podolak would be able to be in the booth for Iowa when they kick off their season in September.  From the sounds of it, that would be a very optimistic view of his recovery.

Here’s to Ed’s continued improvement!

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