New York Jets Assistant coach Greg Knapp is in the hospital battling life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car while cycling in California over the weekend, according to a report.
Knapp, 58, was hit by a “single motorist” just before noon. 15 Saturday while cycling near his home in Danville, ESPN reported with reference to San Ramon police.
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His agent Jeff Sperbeck told NBC News Tuesday that the accident happened when a driver swerved into the bike lane and hit Knapp. Sperbeck added that the driver stopped to provide assistance.
Police also told ESPN that the driver involved has cooperated with law enforcement.
Jets coach Robert Saleh issued a statement Tuesday calling it a “terrible accident” and asking people to keep Knapp “in your prayers.”
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“Greg is such an amazing person that it’s hard to imagine the challenge he and his family face,” his announcement Read. “Greg’s fun nature, friendly disposition and wealth of knowledge have enabled him to make real connections with all of our coaches, players and staff since he’s been here. I ask you to keep him in your prayers as we all pulls for him to recover from this terrible accident. “
The Knapp family also issued a statement thanking those who have reached out to them.
“Greg is an amazing father and husband whose passion for life can be felt in all his interactions with people. He is our rock and biggest supporter and pushes us all to strive to improve ourselves every day with constant love and inspiration. While many know him for his achievements as a coach, his influence as a father and husband is far greater.We are so fortunate to have him in our lives.We are sincerely grateful to all those who continued to reach out and provide support – it has meant the world for us. We ask you to keep praying for Greg and our family during this time. “
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Knapp was hired as the Jets’ pass-play specialist by Saleh in January. He is a highly respected offensive coach in NFL, after working for San Francisco 49ers, that Raiders, that Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Denver Broncosand latest Atlanta Falcons.
He was set to report the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, next week for training camp.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.