Ex-Terp Gibson recovering from auto accident

College Basketball

December 31, 2004

Larry Gibson, who starred for the Dunbar High and Maryland basketball teams in the 1970s, continues to recover from serious injuries he sustained in an Oct. 31 auto accident.

According to family members, Gibson suffered head injuries and broken ribs in the accident, which occurred on Interstate 66 in Virginia. He was in a coma for several weeks, but gained consciousness in late November, when he was transferred to a hospital in Baltimore. He is undergoing therapy designed to restore his speech and mobility.

"It's a slow process, but thank God, he is improving," said Helen Gibson, his mother.

Gibson, who will turn 49 on Jan. 14, compiled 1,198 points, 895 rebounds and 182 blocked shots in his career at Maryland. On the Terps' career charts, he stands sixth in blocked shots and seventh in rebounds.

Gibson's mother said that letters and visitors would hasten his recovery. Mail to Gibson can be sent care of University Specialty Hospital, 601 S. Charles St., Baltimore MD 21230.

- Paul McMullen

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