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.