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UConn RB Martin Hyppolite released from hospital following car accident, but football status is unknown

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Connecticut running back Martin Hyppolite was released from Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital after being a passenger in a fatal car accident last Saturday morning.

Hyppolite was a passenger in his friend Ryan Merchant’s car when Merchant attempted to pass a slower vehicle on a two-lane highway. Merchant’s car collided with a vehicle driven by Bruce Larsen, a 74-year-old New Hampshire judge. Larsen was pronounced dead at the scene and Hyppolite and Merchant were both in serious condition.

The accident occurred on Route 4 in Durham, N.H., near the University of New Hampshire campus.

UConn officials told the Hartford Courant that Hyppolite was release Monday night and went home to Massachusetts. He could be back on campus next week, but it's still unknown how the accident will affect his football status.

Hyppolite started last season as a backup running back, but finished as the team’s fullback with 69 yards on 19 carries. Hyppolite missed all of the 2011 season with an injury.

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