Duke's Blair Holliday in coma following lake crash

Friday July 6th, 2012

Duke receiver Blair Holliday is in critical condition after a reported jetski accident on July 4. (ZUMAPRESS.com)

Send some healing vibes in a North Carolina-ward direction, where Duke wide receiver Blair Holliday has been hospitalized since an Independence Day collision on Lake Tillery. The Charlotte News-Observer has some scant details on the accident, which reportedly involved jetskis and Duke's leading kick returner Jamison Crowder.

Head coach David Cutcliffe released the following statement on Thursday: "First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Blair, his parents, Leslie and Rick, and the entire Holliday family. The Holliday family is one of tremendous character and strength, and is truly an inspiration for all of us. Secondly, we could not be more appreciative of the care and support Blair has received here at UNC Hospitals. The doctors, nurses and support staff have been truly outstanding.

"We ask that you continue to keep Blair and his family in your thoughts, and also respect their privacy in this time of concern." The rising sophomore saw action for the Blue Devils in 10 games last season, recording three catches for 30 yards as a true freshman. Our sincere best wishes to the Holliday family, and to Holliday himself for a complete and rapid recovery.

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