PHILADELPHIA — Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo said Wedneday that he received a text message from the family of freshman quarterback Ralph Montalvo, saying that the player who was critically injured in a car accident near his home in South Florida last week has been upgraded to “serious but stable” condition.
Montalvo remains in a medically-induced coma at the Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, according to Niumatalolo. Reading from the text message, Niumatalolo said that Montalvo’s setback on Monday was due to a sinus infection, but added that the swelling on Montalvo’s brain has gone down in the past day.
Montalvo was a passenger in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle accident Thanksgiving night. The car, driven by a close friend of Montalvo, crashed into a house on a dark, fog-shrouded street. The driver of the car is also hospitalized and was also put in a medically-induced coma, Niumatalolo said earlier this week.