Beat this, weird spring training injuries: Donté Stallworth was reportedly hospitalized this morning for burns received after he and his girlfriend hit some power lines while operating a hot air balloon in Miami. The Patriots wide receiver is said to be in stable condition.
The full extent our knowledge of the situation comes from the following tweets:
Pats WR @dontestallworth was in hot-air balloon accident this morning in Miami. Now hospitalized & in stable condition. Thoughts w/ Donte.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 16, 2013
I'm told that Donte' Stallworth is in stable condition after sustaining burns when hot-air balloon he was in w/ girlfriend hit power lines.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 16, 2013
Despite being hospitalized after hot balloon accident, WR @dontestallworth did not suffer serious injuries and will be able to resume career— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2013
Those brief reports are pretty light on information about Stallworth's girlfriend, but hopefully no news is good news, or, at the very least, means that she isn't worse off than her boyfriend. We'll keep an eye out for a more detailed account of the accident, but in the meantime, feel better, Donté! Don't let those doctors out of your sight.
Update, 2:42 p.m.:
I spoke w/ @dontestallworth. He's in the ICU in stable condition.Suffered severe burns + was electrocuted when hotairballoon hit power lines— Amy Palcic (@amypalcic) March 16, 2013