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UW center Joe Hedstrom had a big scare when his father almost lost his life from a bicycle accident

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UW redshirt freshman center Joe Hedstrom had a big scare scare when his father almost lost his life from a bicycle accident on April 5. (Photo: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON – Joe Hedstrom feared the worst when he learned the details of the gruesome injuries his father suffered during a bicycle accident on April 5 in Minnesota.

Peter Hedstrom suffered a traumatic brain injury, a skull fracture, a broken collarbone, three broken ribs, bruised lungs and a fractured ear canal.

“Once you hear that you break down a little bit,” Hedstrom, a redshirt freshman center on the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, said by phone Tuesday. “Your thoughts when things happen like that tend to go to the worst-case scenario. So, I definitely thought about things like that.”

About losing his father, who is only 59.

Later that night, doctors delivered an encouraging update.

“It was

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Wisconsin player’s father suffers serious injuries in bike accident

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Joe Hedstrom played in six games for the Badgers this past season. (Photo: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program, which lost two members of its extended family last May, suffered another blow this month.

Peter Hedstrom, the father of redshirt freshman center Joe Hedstrom, suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident April 9 and remains in North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

According to a GoFundMe page set up for the family:

“On Sunday April 5th, 2020 Peter lost control of his bicycle and crashed on the road while riding with his wife Sharon. Peter was rushed to North Memorial hospital in an ambulance with his wife. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, cracked skull, broken collarbone, bruised lungs, three broken ribs and a fractured ear

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