Former Chief Ed Podolak Seriously Injured

In Arizona to attend a wedding, former Kansas City Chiefs RB Ed Podolak was seriously injured when he was struck by a car Sunday morning and is now in stable condition.

In a statement to The Des Moines Register, Laura Podolak said:

“University of Iowa football color commentator and former Kansas City Chiefs running back Ed Podolak suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car outside his hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., early Sunday morning.

“Podolak suffered major injuries, but is in stable condition at a Scottsdale area hospital.

“Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.”

Former Iowa broadcaster Jim Zabel, who lives in Scottsdale, didn’t know of the accident until Monday night.

“Eddie Podolak is a guy that has nine lives,” Zabel told The Register, “and he’s already survived three to four of them that I know of, including the NFL.

“If anybody can survive something like this, it’s Ed.”

All the best to Podolak and his family in this difficult time.

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