Jerry Nadeau medical update 2003-06-06

Nadeau to begin outpatient therapy CHARLOTTE (June 6, 2003) - U.S. Army/MB2 NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau was discharged today (Friday) as an inpatient from the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation (CIR). He will continue his recovery as an ...

Nadeau to begin outpatient therapy

CHARLOTTE (June 6, 2003) - U.S. Army/MB2 NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau was discharged today (Friday) as an inpatient from the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation (CIR). He will continue his recovery as an outpatient at CIR with a current rehabilitation schedule of five days per week.

"Jerry will continue with a similar course of treatment, including physical, occupational and speech therapy," said Dr. David Wiercisiewski (Wur-cha-SHEF-ski), a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation at CIR. "He has worked very hard since he arrived here and his progress has been significant. Jerry, his family, and I are all very encouraged by what he has accomplished."

Nadeau, 32, suffered a moderate to severe head injury, a fractured left scapula (shoulder blade) and injuries to the left-side lung and ribs in a May 2 accident during a Winston Cup practice at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

He was hospitalized at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center until his transfer to CIR May 26.

"This is another hurdle in the remarkable progress Jerry has made since his accident," said Jay Frye, general manager of MB2 Motorsports. "In my visits with Jerry it is very evident that he is determined to make a full recovery."

The Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation is a 133 bed facility specializing in rehabilitation of patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or stroke, as well as other physically debilitating medical conditions. It is a facility of Carolinas HealthCare System.

Carolinas HealthCare System is a not-for-profit, self-supporting public organization. Carolinas HealthCare offers a wide variety of health and human services to residents of both North and South Carolina.

Carolinas HealthCare System is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas, and one of the largest public systems in the nation. CHS owns, leases and manages hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, home health agencies, radiation therapy facilities, physical therapy facilities, and other healthcare related operations, comprising more than 4,900 licensed beds and approximately 23,000 employees.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
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