Monday, May 31, 2010
Conway & RHR Medical Update
Posted by James at 2:01 PM
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.