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Stephen Spradling injured skydiving

Updated: January 4, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State officials say senior baseball player Stephen Spradling is lucky to be alive after a weekend skydiving accident.

The 23-year-old outfielder remained hospitalized Friday in Melbourne after suffering multiple injuries Sunday. He underwent surgery to have rods and plates inserted into his hip.

Spradling was injured after making a faster landing than normal. He was forced to adjust his fall roughly 100 feet above ground to avoid a potentially fatal collision ...

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