Lorenzo Mauldin may still play

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was released from a hospital Wednesday after a moped accident, but his status for the Cardinals' season opener Sunday against Ohio is still unknown.

The school said in a release that "evaluations continue to be positive" after Mauldin was hit by a vehicle while riding his moped on campus Tuesday morning.

Mauldin's availability for the opener will be determined over the next few days. The junior is listed as a starter on the depth chart.

Mauldin left Jewish Hospital after being held overnight for observation following the accident. He wasn't wearing a helmet, but coach Charlie Strong said the 6-foot-4, 243-pounder complained only of "pain and soreness" when he visited him.

Strong said that junior B.J. Dubose is ready to play Sunday if Mauldin can't go.