CCU pitcher still recovering after serious accident

By Mandy Mitchell - bio | email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - October 2009 is a month Coastal Carolina Pitcher Bobby Watford would like to forget.

Watford was in a car accident. He made it out alive, but with serious injuries.

As with many accidents like this, it could've been much, much worse.

"The doctor showed me a piece of paper and held it flat, said that's how far I was from dying, much less being paralyzed," said Watford.

Watford was lucky and he'll be the first to admit that. The former Conway High star immediately thought of baseball and as soon as he could, started the long, difficult rehab process.

"It's just crazy over seven months, there's just a lot of work to be done," said Watford.

It's tough to say where Watford is right now. He can throw a ball, but his hip and heel still give him problems. Despite the tough road ahead, those injuries are nothing to Watford.

"God helped me out there and limited my injuries to where I could get back and play," said Watford. "I could've been paralyzed or killed."

That's what he'll have is his mind as he continues the long road to recovery after that fateful October morning.

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