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Second fall slows healing process for Bobby Flynn

By LARRY VAUGHT

It has been almost two months now since Bobby Flynn had an accident at his home in Lexington that forced him to miss his part-time job — being in charge of press row at Rupp Arena.

Of course, the personable Flynn has the same duty at Commonwealth Stadium and any regular UK media member knows they will see Flynn before every game checking to see if they are at the game.

He had to be taken to the UK hospital after the fall that left him with broken ribs, broken clavicle, internal bleeding, and other injuries.

There was an outpouring of support for Flynn by UK fans and UK coach John Calipari and his wife visited Flynn at the hospital.

Kentucky fan Bill Ayer, who says he has known Flynn for 40 years, recently asked me if there was any “good news” about Flynn.

“If there is good news, could you put it out there some way. He’s one of the good guys,” Ayer said.

Unfortunately, the news is not good. I reached out to his son, Doug, another one of the nicest people you will ever meet, for an update on his father.

“He was doing well after the first fall then whatever caused that fall got him again and he broke a back bone,” Doug Flynn said. “He now has three broken ribs, broken collarbone, broken backbone and bumped head. So he’s back in rehab.

“Doing well but gonna be a slower process than originally anticipated. He sure misses everyone and not being at the games.”

And we have sure missed him and will again Saturday when UK hosts LSU.

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