Mark Branch's Statement on Doyle Trout

April 7, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Following is a statement from University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Mark Branch regarding UW wrestling recruit Doyle Trout, who was injured in a one-car accident the afternoon of Sunday, April 5 near Waco, Neb.

According to news reports quoting York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff, Trout lost control of his car on a gravel road and was life flighted to Bryan Medical Center West Campus in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday. The accident led to Trout's left leg being amputated above the knee. Branch traveled to Lincoln, Neb., and spent time with Doyle and his family on Monday, April 6.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Doyle and his family," said Mark Branch, University of Wyoming head wrestling coach. "Doyle is a strong young man, and he was in good spirits when we saw him on Monday.

"This is obviously a life-changing incident, but he is a young man who is equipped to handle this.

"He is still part of our family. We told his family when we saw them that nothing changes on our end, we will honor his scholarship, and he is still a Wyoming Cowboy. We want Doyle and his family to know that we are here to support them any way we can.

"We're thankful that he didn't have any life-threatening injuries. Given the severity of the accident, it is amazing that he will be able to move forward and live a healthy life."

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the Trout family with expenses associated with Doyle's accident and his future medical needs. That Go Fund Me account can be found at: www.gofundme.com/r5ehms

There is also a Facebook page for those who want to send words of encouragement to Doyle and his family. The Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prayers-for-Doyle-Trout/888651317859087?fref=ts

On Twitter, fans and friends of Doyle are utilizing the hashtag: #doylestrong to send their best wishes to the family.