- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Conway & RHR Medical Update

Injured in a last lap incident in yesterday's Indianapolis 500, Mike Conway and Ryan Hunter-Reay will
both require surgery.

Conway, who's car got airborne in a last lap incident, had surgery last night to repair fractures in his lower left leg.  In addition to the fractures, the British pilot has a soft tissue injury also in his lower left leg that will require another surgery set for later this week.  He has also been fitted with a back brace which will keep him out for at least 3 months due to a compression fracture to one of his thoracic vertebrae.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, who's car acted as a ramp in the Conway incident, was scheduled to have surgery earlier today due to an injury obtained in a pit road incident with Scott Dixon.  But, as reported by Hunter-Reay's fiance on twitter, they "Came 4 Ry's surgery @ 5:45 am but somebody had to have Apple Jacks this morning... Can't eat within 6 hours!" So, the surgery was rescheduled for later today.  RHR will be fitted with a carbon fiber splint, allowing him to run at Texas this weekend.

2 comments:

  1. News on who is filling in for Conway? Bell?

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  2. Nothing is official yet, but I'd say that either Ana Beatriz or Tomas Scheckter will be the choice. The only thing that we do know for sure, is that a 2nd DRR car will be in the field

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