IRL: Kenny Brack medical update 2003-11-05

Brack undergoes successful back and ankle surgery INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 -- IRL IndyCar® Series driver Kenny Brack is in good condition after undergoing successful surgery on his back and right ankle Nov. 4 at Methodist Hospital...

Brack undergoes successful back and ankle surgery

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 -- IRL IndyCar® Series driver Kenny Brack is in good condition after undergoing successful surgery on his back and right ankle Nov. 4 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, said Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy Racing League.

Dr. Terry Trammell oversaw the procedure to further stabilize Brack's back. Brack had back surgery on Oct. 13, which involved a spinal fusion of the L2, L3 and L4 vertebrae.

"Everything went very well, and we were able to further strengthen Kenny's spine," Trammell said. "This shouldn't slow down his rehabilitation process at all."

The surgery on Brack's right ankle, performed by Dr. Kevin Scheid, involved a bone graft to complete reconstruction of the ankle.

It is anticipated that Brack will be transferred to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana later this week to continue his rehabilitation.

Brack suffered a fractured right femur, a fractured sternum and lumbar and fractures to both ankles in an accident on Lap 188 of the Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the final race of the 2003 IndyCar Series season.

Persons wishing to send a get-well message to Brack can do so at www.teamrahal.com or by sending cards or letters to:

Team Rahal
4601 Lyman Dr.
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Further updates on Brack's condition will be provided when available.

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