Road to Recovery
J.D. Hinnant left his girlfriend's house on the afternoon of Nov. 2, on his way to a team dinner the night before a Friday game. The rest of that day, says the California offensive line commit, is a complete blur. "I was the driver, and I was trying to make a left in a neighborhood and I got T-boned on my side. The car hit directly on my door, and I can't remember that day, at all," says Hinnant. "The first week in the hospital, I thought I was in the hospital because of a football accident ... I heard that he might have run a red light, but I'm not sure." Football may be a collision sport, but the impacts in the trenches or even in the open field pale in comparison to two tons of steel plowing into you. "Oh, yeah, by far. It's not a contest at all," says Hinnant. "I shattered my left hip, dislocated the pelvic bone that connects my two hips, so I had to have a metal plate put into my hips and three screws...
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