I wondered what happened to Clark Murphy. Apparently he was in extended when his brother was involved in a near-fatal car crash on April 23. Texas put him on a plane and he was back home within 5 hours of the accident. They told him he could take the year off if necessary. His brother is now out of a coma, but has severe head trauma and other injuries that will last a lifetime.
Here are a couple of stories that I dug up: