Vanderbilt offensive lineman Cole Hardin was in a traffic accident on Thursday afternoon, VandySports.com reports. The sophomore struck a vehicle while riding his moped near campus, according to witnesses who saw the accident.
Nashville native Trey Wallace, a witness at the scene who spoke to VandySports.com, said that Hardin, a sophomore center from Florence, Ala., was riding a moped when he struck another vehicle.
Hardin was conscious the entire time and speaking, the witness said, but did appear to sustain either a shoulder or arm injury and was carried to the hospital.
UPDATE as of 2:25 Central: We've since learned that Hardin sustained an injury to his right ankle, a gash on his shoulder and abrasions on his right arm.
Hardin was expected to compete for a starting role at center in head coach Derek Mason's offense this summer. There's no word yet on his condition or whether he'll miss a significant chunk of practice as the team gears up for its 2016 campaign.