Danny Horner medical update 2007-03-09

Danny Horner Recovering After Surgery Concord, NC--March 9 2007--Danny Horner is back home recovering this weekend after sustaining fractured vertebrae last Friday night during the World of Outlaws event at USA Race Park in Tucson. Horner, the...

Danny Horner Recovering After Surgery

Concord, NC--March 9 2007--Danny Horner is back home recovering this weekend after sustaining fractured vertebrae last Friday night during the World of Outlaws event at USA Race Park in Tucson.

Horner, the reigning Northern Sprint Tour Champion, was involved in an incident on the first lap of the A-Feature that sent his car flipping down the front straightaway. He climbed from the car under his own power, and was later taken to the hospital for an evaluation, at which time it was discovered that he had sustained a fractured vertebrae.

Horner, a native of Cottage Grove, Oregon had surgery earlier this week on his neck, and flew back home on Tuesday, where he is resting comfortably.

"Everything went fine with the surgery," said Horner. "I have to go back on the 20th of March for a checkup at the rehab center. The rehab will take anywhere from one to six months. They will let me know that later."

The young driver was running very strong last Friday night before the accident. He began the night by turning the 16th fastest lap in time trials, which put him on the pole for the fourth heat. He finished second in that event, to earn a spot in the dash, where he finished sixth to earn that same starting spot in the A-Feature.

"The night was going awesome for us up to that point," said Horner. "We had a great qualifying run, a good heat race, and made the dash."

While he knows that resting and fully healing is the most important thing right now, he cannot wait to strap back into the car. While the recovery process will be very demanding, being able to compete again will keep him very motivated.

"As soon as I can, I will be back in the car," Horner said. "I want to back in the car this year. I don't think I will be nervous at all when I climb back in."

Cards and well wishes can reach Horner at:
79078 North River Road
Cottage Grove, Oregon
97425.

-credit: woo

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