Ryan Hollingshead moving closer to recovery after accident

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A freak accident could have ended Ryan Hollingshead’s playing career, but the FC Dallas defender is on his way back to the field.

It was just a month ago that Hollingshead was struck by an oncoming car while assisting another driver that had been involved in an accident.

As a result, Hollingshead suffered three fractured fractured cervical vertebrae in the accident.

The 25-year-old posted a picture of himself on social media on Saturday after working out, with the caption, “First bike workout without the neck brace!”

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First bike workout without the neck brace!

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Hollingshead is entering his fourth season with FC Dallas after being drafted by the Western Conference side in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. The 6-feet-1-inch defender has made 73 regular season appearances for Oscar Pareja’s club in three seasons while adding four goals in that span.