Frans Steyn injured in accident


Friday, July 5th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



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(Stillwater-AP) -- A car crash in Texas has left Oklahoma State redshirt freshman center Frans Steyn bruised but not permanently injured.

A car smashed into Steyn's vehicle in Austin. The car overturned several times and landed upside down on a four-lane highway. Steyn had to be cut out of the vehicle.

The car was demolished. But Steyn suffered only a sprained collarbone and several bruises. He was treated and released at an Austin hospital.

The 7-foot-2 Steyn underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees in May. He'll start playing pickup games later this month.

Steyn returned to the US just two weeks ago after spending a month with his family in South Africa.