IRL: Team Rahal update on Kenny Brack's surgery

DALLAS, Texas. - Team Rahal's Kenny Brack underwent successful surgery on his right femur and both ankles Sunday night (Oct. 12) at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, said Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy Racing ...

DALLAS, Texas. - Team Rahal's Kenny Brack underwent successful surgery on his right femur and both ankles Sunday night (Oct. 12) at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, said Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy Racing League.

Dr. Brian Eastridge, a trauma surgeon, and Dr. Charles Reinert, an orthopedic surgeon, performed the surgery.

Brack, the 1999 Indy 500 champion, remains in serious, but stable condition and is awake and alert, Bock said.

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.

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

Brack's team owner Bobby Rahal was able to talk to Kenny prior to Sunday surgery and Rahal, Brack's wife Anita and several Team Rahal members talked to Dr. Reinert and Dr. Eastridge following the Sunday night procedure.

"We are very happy to see how Kenny was in such good condition after the surgery on Sunday," said Rahal, the 1986 Indy 500 winner. "He came through with flying colors. The doctors are very optimistic. We are thankful for the great efforts of the doctors in the surgery and the IRL safety crew at the track. Thank goodness the Dallara chassis was so strong in that kind of crash. It has been so heartwarming for Anita and all of Team Rahal to receive so many calls of concern and for best wishes on Kenny's condition. We thank everyone for their support."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Kenny Brack