Medlen medical update 2007-03-20

MEDLEN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH CLOSED HEAD INJURY GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Funny Car driver Eric Medlen, injured in a testing accident Monday at Gainesville Raceway, remained in critical condition Tuesday in intensive care at Shands at...

MEDLEN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH CLOSED HEAD INJURY

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Funny Car driver Eric Medlen, injured in a testing accident Monday at Gainesville Raceway, remained in critical condition Tuesday in intensive care at Shands at the University of Florida medical center.

According to Medlen's father, John, doctors are continuing to work to reduce pressure and swelling from what has been characterized as a severe closed head injury suffered when the 33-year-old's car crashed heavily into the guardwall.

"We would ask everyone to keep Eric and his family in their prayers while at the same time respecting their need for privacy in this very difficult time," said Kelly Antonelli, a spokesperson for John Force Racing, Inc.

"Obviously, our primary concern is for Eric's health," Antonelli said, "but we also are aware of erroneous information that has been posted on various internet sites and, unfortunately, that has been a source of additional pain for the family.

"To address that issue, we will continue to provide daily medical updates authorized by the family and the medical staff here at Shands."

-credit: jfr

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Eric Medlen