Breakout FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead is in a Dallas-Fort Worth hospital after being struck by a car.

Hollingshead was providing roadside assistance to another vehicle, Hollingshead was struck by an out of control vehicle in icy conditions and broke three vertebrae.

As you can see, Hollingshead isn’t 100% but it’s fortunate to see that he’s alive and that the three vertebrae fractures were stable fractures, meaning they do not pose a risk of spinal cord damage and the risk of paralysis and amazingly, doesn’t require surgery. Hollingshead will be in the neck brace for 6-8 weeks and is expected to make a full recovery. FC Dallas reporter Carter Baum reported that Hollingshead flew over 30 feet when he was struck by the car.

The 25-year-old Hollingshead has spent his entire professional career at FC Dallas. He enjoyed his best season last year as he helped FC Dallas win the U.S. Open Cup and the MLS Supporters Shield for having the best regular season record.

It’s always terrible to see something like this. Someone trying to help out a fellow person in need and then gets rewarded with something like getting hit by a car. Kind of leaves doubt in the concept of karma, doesn’t it? Anyway, thankfully Ryan Hollingshead is still alive and will be able to make a full recovery.

Seeing the kind of person Ryan Hollingshead is, he probably doesn’t regret helping someone out and would probably do it again. The world needs more people like that.

[FC Dallas]

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