Navy reserve quarterback in critical condition after car accident

By DON MARKUS | The Baltimore Sun | Published: November 25, 2012

A reserve freshman quarterback on the Navy football team is in a Miami, Fla., hospital in critical condition after he was injured in a single-vehicle accident Thanksgiving night.

According to a report Sunday in the Annapolis Capital, Ralph Montalvo was put in a medically-induced coma after being transported to the Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Navy athletic department spokesman Scott Strasemeier said Sunday that he has been told by coach Ken Niumatalolo that Montalvo’s condition “is improving.”

No details have emerged on the accident, Strasemeier said. The Capital reported that alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

Strasemeier said that Niumatalolo learned about the accident Friday night and flew down to be with his player Saturday.

Five of Montalvo’s teammates who were in the area for Thanksgiving have visited the hospital.

Montalvo was expected to dress for the upcoming Army-Navy game in Philadelphia on Dec. 8 after being promoted from the scout team to third string.

Strasemeier said that Niumatalolo will address the media about the accident following practice Monday in Annapolis.


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