Podolak in stable condition

BY J.T. BUGOS | FEBRUARY 23, 2011 7:20 AM

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Ed Podolak remains in stable condition as of Tuesday evening, his daughter said.

Podolak, a former Hawkeye and Kansas City Chief running back, was struck by a car this past weekend while in Scottsdale, Ariz., on a social trip. He suffered serious injuries while crossing the street near his Scottsdale hotel, but full details of the accident have not yet been released.

He now works as a radio analyst for Iowa football.

“My dad remains in stable condition in a Scottsdale area hospital. He continues to undergo minor surgeries to repair his injuries. He is alert and remains in good spirits but is requesting privacy,” Laura Podolak said in a statement. “At this time, Dad is not accepting visitors or phone calls, and we are asking people not to send gifts or flowers until further notice. We want to thank everyone for their words of kindness and concern during this difficult time. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

The family has set up an Ed Podolak Facebook page, on which supporters can leave him a message.

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