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Monday, February 13, 2006

Sutton rests at home after wreck

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— Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is resting at home two days after a car accident, and his status is uncertain for tonight's game against Kansas.

OSU spokesman Steve Buzzard said Sunday the 69-year-old Sutton is recuperating from head injuries he sustained in Friday's accident. He was hospitalized overnight and released Saturday.

Sutton will decide sometime today if he is feeling well enough to coach. Sean Sutton, his son and an assistant coach, filled in during Saturday's 46-44 loss at Texas A&M.;

"Nobody is pressing him for an answer to that question" about coaching against the Jayhawks, Buzzard said. "He just needs to rest at home."

Sutton did speak to his players by phone Sunday and told the squad to "beat the Jayhawks" lending speculation he'll miss tonight's contest.

Sutton was heading to the Stillwater airport when the accident occurred. According to a police report, Sutton's car crossed the centerline, corrected and then struck another SUV from behind while traveling about 60 mph. His car continued a short distance, then left the road and struck a tree.

The other driver had minor injuries, officers said.

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