Joey Harrington hospitalized after SUV hits his bike

Joey Harrington is retired from the NFL and enjoying life back home in Oregon by doing things like going out for a pleasant bike ride. But he had a ride on Sunday night that wasn’t so pleasant.

Harrington has been hospitalized since Sunday night with a broken collarbone, a punctured lung and a laceration on his head after an SUV hit his bike. He is expected to be released today.

The driver of the SUV, Derek Johnston, got a ticket for following too closely.

Harrington was the third pick of the 2002 NFL draft and started for the Lions from 2002 to 2005. He was the Dolphins’ starter for most of 2006 and the Falcons’ starter for most of 2007. He spent 2008 on the Saints but never got in a game and has been out of the NFL since.