Two Football Players Injured in Car Accident

Two East Carolina football players were injured Wednesday morning in a car accident. IES will be keeping you updated as information develops.

East Carolina offensive linemen Ike Harris and Terrell Stanley were injured this morning in a car accident.

Harris and Stanley were taken to Vidant Medical Center. Vidant says Harris has since been released, but Stanley remains hospitalized and is in critical condition.

Stanley lost control of his 2002 Lincoln on Greenville Blvd. near the Tar River bridge around 6 a.m., according to Greenville police.

Both Stanley and Harris started for the Pirates last season and are rising juniors. Stanley is a defensive end and nose tackle. Harris is a left tackle.

Here is a statement from head football coach Ruffin McNeill on Stanley's status.

"Terrell is under the best medical care possible, and while he has showed signs of steadily improving, we ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers. His parents, sister and other family members are here with his teammates and coaches, and together we have been and will continue to be a force that runs deep with support and inspiration."

A defensive end from Southport, N.C, Stanley started 12 of 13 games as a sophomore for the Pirates during the 2013 season and stood among the team's top 10 tacklers with 46 stops. He also ranked second on the unit with 7.0 sacks and was third with 10.0 tackles for lost yardage to earn All-Conference USA (honorable mention) honors.

Harris, from Irmo, S.C., opened 12 of 13 contests at the left offensive tackle position and played a key role in East Carolina's record-setting 10-3 campaign that included new school single-season standards in most points scored, highest scoring average, most total yards and most passing yards.

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