Former Kansas basketball player Gethro Muscadin was injured in a car crash around 3:10 a.m. Thursday in Osage County, Kansas, according to details published in Friday’s online Accident Log. the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The newspaper indicates that Muscadin, 21, was the passenger with a 21-year-old woman. It says the vehicle was heading south on the Kansas Toll Freeway near the 163.9 mile post when it “got off the road, rolled several times, and came to rest on the fence line. “.
Muscadin was not wearing a seat belt, the newspaper said. He was listed as having a “suspected serious injury” and was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka.
The driver of the vehicle was wearing a safety restraint, according to the newspaper. She was first taken to Stormont Vail with a suspected minor injury.
The newspaper indicates that the accident – involving a 2018 Ford utility vehicle – took place at kilometer 163.9, 13 miles south of the second Topeka exit of the Kansas Freeway.
According to a source close to his family, Muscadin and his girlfriend attended the KU-Nevada game on Wednesday as spectators and then traveled to his hometown of Wichita.
Many of Muscadin’s coaches asked for prayers on his behalf on Thursday. This included KU coach Bill Self, who tweeted: “Last night Gethro Muscadin and a friend were involved in a serious car accident. He, his friend and their families need a miracle. Please lift them up while Gethro fights for his life.
Muscadin was ranked # 140 in the recruiting class of 2020 by Rivals.com and played 33 total minutes in 12 games during his first season at KU. This season, he’s averaged 20.5 minutes per game for the Lobos. He was successful 48.8% of his shots, including 2 of 5 three-pointers and 30 of 39 free throws (76.9%). He also had 19 blocks.
He also performed at the Wichita-area Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas during his high school career.
This story was originally published December 31, 2021 10:39 a.m.