Duke coach to visit injured Holliday in Atlanta

luke.decock@newsobserver.comAugust 29, 2012 

— Duke’s opening game is only days away, but Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is just as excited about another item on his calendar.

Cutcliffe is traveling to Atlanta on Wednesday to visit injured wide receiver Blair Holliday, who has been rehabilitating at the Shepherd Center from the brain injury he suffered in a personal-watercraft accident July 4. Holliday is close to being moved to the Shepherd Center’s outpatient wing, Cutcliffe said Tuesday.

“I’m anxious to get my hands on him,” said Cutcliffe, who has spoken with Holliday on the phone on a daily basis since he was moved to Atlanta from UNC Hospitals earlier this month.

Deputy athletic director Stan Wilcox, assistant athletic director for sports information Art Chase, receivers coach Matt Lubick, assistant director of football operations Kevin Lehman and assistant video coordinator Mike Cappetto will also make the trip to Atlanta with Cutcliffe.

Holliday has been making significant progress, walking without assistance and even leaving the hospital to visit a restaurant with his family, which has been posting updates at blairholliday.org.

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