ESPN writer Wright Thompson has been released from the hospital yesterday and is doing “okay” after a serious car accident. First Presbyterian Church in Oxford, Miss. shared a photo of the wreckage on its Facebook page. Chris Vernon of The Ringer confirmed Thompson’s involvement.
Thompson was a passenger in a Mini Cooper driven by food writer John T. Edge when they collided with a Suburban near Athens, Ga. Edge remains hospitalized.
Thompson, widely regarded as one of the best working sportswriters, has been with ESPN since 2006. Before that he wrote for the Times-Picayune and Kansas City Star.