Vitor Meira is Released from Hospital
INDIANAPOLIS May 27, 2009-- Vitor Meira was released from Methodist Hospital today and headed straight for the A.J Foyt Racing garage in Gasoline Alley where the team is preparing the No. 14 ABC Supply car for the upcoming race at Milwaukee.
"I feel pretty good today," said Meira who sounded chipper on the phone. He did a round of interviews with local TV stations at the hospital before heading out to the Speedway. At the garage, he was talking with his crew guys and gathering his stuff to pack up in his motorcoach.
"I am going to see the doctors tomorrow to make sure it's okay for me to fly home to Miami this weekend," said Meira. " Then I will get an x-ray down there in two weeks to make sure the spine is healing the way it should.
"It's going to be very hard for me to do nothing for the next two weeks. The doctors said after that, I can do a light workout but nothing that would load the spine. So I can work on my chest and arms and ride a stationary bike. I can't ride a regular bike because they don't want me to risk falling."
Meira's progress will be monitored by Miami-based doctors who were recommended by Dr. Terry Trammel, the orthopedic surgeon who is in charge of Meira's case. Meira said that the doctors believe his recovery would be faster if he did it at home rather than staying in Indianapolis and living in a hotel.