IRL: Tomas Enge medical update 2005-07-18

TOMAS ENGE MEDICAL UPDATE INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 18, 2005 -- IRL IndyCar® Series driver Tomas Enge is in good condition and resting at his Indianapolis home following an accident in the Firestone Indy 225 on July 16. According to Dr....

TOMAS ENGE MEDICAL UPDATE

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 18, 2005 -- IRL IndyCar® Series driver Tomas Enge is in good condition and resting at his Indianapolis home following an accident in the Firestone Indy 225 on July 16.

According to Dr. Henry Bock, IRL senior director of medical services, Enge suffered fractures to his T-12 and L-1 vertabra in the accident, which occurred when his car suffered a mechanical failure on Lap 28.

Enge's driving status will be re-evaluated in approximately three weeks.

"I have some pain, but it is much better than the broken ribs (suffered in Japan earlier this season)," Enge said in a statement released by Panther Racing. "If it was my decision I would go back to racing now, because we were very quick in the last races, and we are hungry for success."

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The 2004 IRL IndyCar Series season continues with ABC Supply A.J. Foyt 225 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) July 16 at The Milwaukee Mile. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN and the IMS Radio Network. The race will also be available on XM Satellite Radio channel 152, "XM Extreme." The next Menards Infiniti Pro Series event is the Milwaukee 100 on July 24 at The Milwaukee Mile. The race will be broadcast by ESPN2 on a tape-delayed basis at 3 p.m. on July 28.

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