CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi medical update/team statement

Alex Zanardi, driver of the ...

Alex Zanardi, driver of the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, was critically injured in a late-race collision with Alex Tagliani during today's American Memorial (German 500) CART FedEx Championship Series event at the EuroSpeedway in Lausitz, Germany. As of 7:40 p.m. local time today, Zanardi was undergoing surgery at Marzahn Hospital in Berlin to repair extreme damage to his lower extremities. He lost both of his legs in the accident - one above the knee and one below the knee. He also has a possible broken pelvis. He is breathing on his own, and has no other apparent internal injuries.

Further medical updates will be issued as information is made available.

STATEMENT FROM TEAM OWNER MORRIS NUNN

"We are devastated by the extent of Alex's injuries. But we are so very thankful that he is on his way to surviving such a tremendous impact. All of our thoughts and prayers are with Alex and his family. He has quite a battle ahead of him, but knowing what a fighter Alex is, we're confident he' ll be able to return home to be with his family and friends very soon."

As received from Mo Nunn Racing

Motorsport.com also sends thoughts and prayers for Alex, his family and his team.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Zanardi , Mo Nunn