UT Tyler basketball team supports injured teammate

Justin Bartie is a UT Tyler basketball player who was hit by a vehicle while walking home, today he remains in ICU.

TYLER - University of Texas at Tyler basketball players continue to support a fellow player recovering from an accident that happened near the campus on Oct. 22.

Justin Bartie, a Junior, was accidentally struck by a car while walking along Old Omen Road and remains in ICU recovering from his injuries.

UT Tyler and the UT Tyler men's basketball team have rallied around him as he starts his journey on the road to recovery.

The team says although they can't play with him they will play for him. 

Justin turned 21 on Halloween.

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