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Philippe discharged

Conquest Racing driver Nelson Philippe has been released from Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and is now back at his South Florida home.

On Saturday during IndyCar Series practice at Infineon Raceway Philippe suffered a concussion and an open fracture of his left foot. He underwent surgery to have the foot fracture washed out and repaired.

After further examination, it was found that Philippe also suffered a hairline fracture of his right fibula and he was fitted with a brace.

Meanwhile Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver Gustavo Yacaman met with Dr. Trammell in Indianapolis on Tuesday and he was diagnosed with a minimally compressed fracture of the fifth thoracic vertebra.

Yacaman was involved in a lap 1 incident during Sunday's Firestone Indy Lights race when his right-front tyre made contact with the left-rear of Daniel Herrington's #28, shooting his car off the concrete retaining wall in Turn 11.



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Buck Bundy - Unregistered

August 27, 2009 5:08 PM

From what I saw, Philipe was lucky, but Yacaman was unlucky. Yacaman's crash was one of those where you hold your breath, but it seems to turn out fine. TV pictures can be deceptive, I guess.



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