University of Georgia Senior Safety, Richard LeCounte, a graduate of Liberty County High School, is recovering well after he was in an accident Saturday evening. According to a news report on ESPN, LeCounte was riding a dirt bike after the team returned to Athens following their game against Kentucky. The dirt bike struck a vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a statement Sunday. After hitting the vehicle, LeCounte's dirt bike went into oncoming traffic and struck another car, according to the statement.
LeCounte suffered undisclosed injuries and was transported to a hospital.
The Courier has spoken to LeCounte's mother Erika LeCounte who said she and her husband were on their way to Athens to see their son at the hospital.
LeCounte's Mom said that he will not require any surgery and that he did not have any broken bones.
ESPN reported that LeCounte is expected to miss at least a few weeks after suffering a shoulder injury and several cuts and bruises.
LeCounte, a preseason All-America selection and team captain, had 13 tackles and three pass breakups in Georgia's 14-3 earlier Saturday against Kentucky.
LeCounte's Mom told the Courier she would keep the community informed on his recovery.