WRC »

Gronholm continues recovery from X-Games shunt

Further tests have revealed the extent of Marcus Gronholm's X-Games injuries.
Doctors treating WRC ace Marcus Gronholm in Los Angeles have revealed that the Finnish veteran will require an extended stay at the city's medical facility after suffering minor injuries in his X-Games crash at the weekend.

Despite reporting that, after two days of medical attention and rest, Gronholm was alert, talking and making good progress, doctors also confirmed that a full body scan and related tests showed that, while he has full limb mobility, he also suffered an unspecified 'bone compression' which will require treatment.

With Gronholm also unconscious for a period following his unscheduled meeting with an exposed concrete post at the rallycross site, the medical teams will also focus on monitoring for any repercussions from that. Other injuries the former WRC champion sustained in the incident have already started to improve since his admittance, but Gronholm will remain in hospital for the time being in order to continue his recuperation.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Marcus Gronholm gears up for 2012 Global Rallycross Series
Ford Racing celebrate after clinching the GRC manufacturers’ championship at X Games Los Angeles [Pic credit: Ford]
Marcus Ligato (ARG) Ruben Garcia (ARG) Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Marcus Ligato (ARG) Ruben Garcia (ARG) Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Marcus Gronholm and Tanner Foust. Charlotte Motor Speedway. 2012 Global Rallycross Championship
Marcus Gronholm on the podium at Charlotte. 2012 Global Rallycross Championship
Marcus Gronholm gears up for 2012 Global Rallycross Series
Marcus Gronholm in action in the Global RallyCross Championship
Marcus Gronholm flies high at the wheel of the Best Buy Fiesta during the first-ever Global RallyCross event
Marcus Gronholm livery
Ford Focus WRC History Party, Marcus Gronholm (FIN) and Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)
Ford Focus WRC History Party, Marcus Gronholm (FIN) and Dani Solà (ESP)
Ford Focus WRC History Party, Marcus Gronholm (FIN)
Juha Kankkunen, Ford Focus WRC 08, Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team and Marcus Gronholm (FIN)
Marcus Gronholm (FIN)
Marcus Gronholm, Ford Focus WRC [pic credit: Chatsworth Rally Show]
Miguel Angel Baldoni (RA) Jose Diaz (RA) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
Marcus Gronholm (FIN), Ford Focus RS WRC 08, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


martin - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 1:48 AM

two near miss'es this weekend i love the x-games but both then accidents were avoidable and Gronholm's was disgusting speed does not kill people but massive deceleration does you wouldn't find barrier's protruding like that in late 80's f1 we have lost too many great sportsmen in the past 2 year's its good that there's a danger to the sport but that does not open the doors for stupidity to roam free



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.