After going undrafted last year, Brigham Young linebacker Harvey Langi signed with the New England Patriots and quickly established himself as a player worth keeping in the fold. He made the Patriots’ 53-man roster and started his rookie season as a developmental depth option, appearing in one game before his season abruptly ended in October: Langi and his wife, Cassidy, were involved in a serious car crash.
While his wife suffered fractures to both her hips as well as broken ribs, the linebacker injured his neck and head, forcing the Patriots to end his season by placing him on the non-football injury list. Four months removed from the accident, it appears as if the 25-year old is well on his way to returning to the football field in 2018 (per NESN’s Doug Kyed):
Patriots LB/DE Harvey Langi will be good to go for 2018 after suffering serious injuries in a scary car accident last season, per source. Harvey and his wife are fine.
Seeing the couple’s recovery going well is excellent news from far more than "just" a football standpoint. But of course it also is welcome news to a Patriotd team that saw its linebacker corps underperform in 2017 due to injuries and a lack of quality depth. Maybe Langi will be able to add the latter this season.
But even if he does not, simply seeing him return has to be considered a win.