IRL: Indy500: Hideshi Matsuda in good condition after successful surgery

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 22, 2000 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Hideshi Matsuda is in good condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after undergoing successful surgery for a fractured right wrist and left knee...

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 22, 2000 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Hideshi Matsuda is in good condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after undergoing successful surgery for a fractured right wrist and left knee suffered during Indianapolis 500 practice Sunday afternoon, said Dr. Henry Bock, Indianapolis Motor Speedway medical director. Matsuda, who also suffered a slight concussion in the accident, is expected to be released early this week, Bock said. Dr. Kevin Scheid performed the surgery Sunday night. Matsuda, from Kawasaki, Japan, crashed at 4:04 p.m. (EST) during a practice session between qualification attempts on MBNA Bump Day. His Collaboration-Purdue University/Hubbard Immke Dallara/Oldsmobile/Firestone did a half-spin just before entering Turn 3 and hit the outside retaining wall with the left side of the car.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Matsuda Hideshi