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Power and Philippe medical update 2

Will Power, who suffered compression fractures to two lumbar vertebrae and a concussion in a crash during practice for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway last weekend, remained at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on August 24.

A discharge date for the Penske Racing man has not yet been finalised.

Nelson Philippe meanwhile, who suffered an open fracture of the left foot, a hairline fracture of his right fibula and a concussion in the on-track incident, was to be released from the same hospital either late in the day on August 24 or today [August 25].

The final decision is based on the travel plans of his immediate family.

More to follow as and when we get it...





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Rick - Unregistered

August 25, 2009 11:16 PM

I read on another web site that Power thought he had killed Nelson Philippe in the accident. They were both very lucky that Will had a moment to steer towards the front of Nelson's car, thus not spearing him directly on the side of Nelson's car. It could have been a repeat of Zanardi's Champ Car accident in 2001. Infineon Raceway definitely needs more safety marshalls at the top of that hill at turn 3A for next year.

JOHN - Unregistered

August 25, 2009 7:46 PM

Those are the guys! The real racers with guts and balls. Its (IndyCar) probably more dangerous than MotoGP and as for comparing it to the joke of F1.......I dont even know where to start. :D



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