MSU's Gholston, Thomas OK after accident

May, 3, 2012
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Michigan State players William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas are very lucky men after suffering only minor injuries from a rollover car accident Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. ET Wednesday on Interstate 96 near Brighton, Mich. State Police said a car attempted to change lanes and cut off a sedan driven by an East Lansing woman, who lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the path of an SUV driven by Gholston. The two cars collided and rolled into a ditch on the shoulder of the highway.

Fortunately, all three individuals involved -- Gholston, Thomas and the East Lansing woman -- were wearing seatbelts and suffered only scratches and bruises. No one needed to be hospitalized.

Michigan State released the following statement Thursday about the incident.
"William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas were shaken after being involved in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon. The police responded within minutes of the accident, and thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Fortunately, both of them were wearing their seat belts, and that made a difference in ensuring their safety."

Gholston is the centerpiece of Michigan State's defense, a second-team All-Big Ten defensive end in 2011 who will enter the fall as a bona fide All-America candidate. Thomas, a highly touted recruit who redshirted in 2011, will factor into the rotation at linebacker. It has been an eventful few days for Gholston, who suffered a knee injury Saturday during Michigan State's spring game but seems fine.

Gholston tweeted Wednesday afternoon: "Man you learn to appreciate life everyday I know I do smh."

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