FAU safety released from the hospital


The South Florida Sun Sentinel is reporting that Florida Atlantic safety Austin Jensen is headed home.

Jensen was released from the hospital on Friday after spending more than three weeks recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Jenson, offensive lineman Max Karrick, punter Mickey Groody and student trainer Kevin Thorton, were driving to the FAU football banquet when Groody's SUV collided with another car and rolled. Jensen was thrown from the vehicle and suffered a fractured pelvis, a fractured skull and a brain bruise.

The other three were treated for minor injuries and released.

Jensen’s mother, Kim, told the Sun-Sentinel that her son would continue to need 24-hour care despite his release. He’s using a walker to get around and he’s still having trouble with his speech due to the swelling in his brain. However, doctors are expecting a full recovery.

Jensen was a part-time player for the Owls last season. He made 11 tackles, including one tackle for loss.