UPDATE: Rebels receive good news concerning Hardy's injured foot

Following an examination of the CT scan on the injured foot of Ole Miss senior defensive end Greg Hardy by Dr. Bob Anderson, head athletic trainer Tim Mullins announced Monday that Hardy should be ready for the beginning of fall practice.

“After looking at the CT scan, Dr. Anderson felt much better about the condition of Greg’s foot,” Mullins said. “The prognosis is good for his recovery and no surgery is needed.”

Hardy injured his right foot, which had previously undergone surgery following the 2008 football season, in a car accident near Pontotoc, Miss., on Saturday, July 11. Since Dr. Anderson, a team physician with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and a consultant for the NFL, was out of the country, he was unable to view the CT scan until Monday.

Mullins said Hardy will continue rehabilitation of his right foot, which will include running on an underwater treadmill.

“We’ll keep him protected and probably keep him in a walking boot for two more weeks,” Mullins said.

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