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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.

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