Long makes progress in hospital after crash

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 2:46pm

Former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Rien Long has made progress in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Long, 26, suffered critical injuries in a one-car accident late Monday night near downtown Nashville when his 2005 Mustang overturned while traveling at a high rate of speed at an on-ramp to Interstate 40.

“Over the last 24 hours, he has made steady progress and is now in stable condition,” Vanderbilt Hospital spokesman Jerry Jones said.

Long, a fourth-round pick by the Titans out of Washington State in 2003, played three seasons in Tennessee before suffering an Achilles tendon tear in his right leg that caused him to miss all of 2006.

He attempted to make a comeback, but was waived/injured after a training camp knee injury needed arthroscopic surgery.

Long had tried out for the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 10.

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By: Vandy1975 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

With driving skills of that caliber I foresee a career in politics for this gentleman.