CHAMPCAR/CART: Medical update on Memo Gidley

MEDICAL UPDATE (7:39 p.m. CT): Target/Chip Ganassi driver Memo Gidley, who was involved in a serious single-car incident on Lap 21 of Sunday's Motorola 220 at Road America, sustained a small fracture of the non-weight bearing portion of his right...

MEDICAL UPDATE (7:39 p.m. CT): Target/Chip Ganassi driver Memo Gidley, who was involved in a serious single-car incident on Lap 21 of Sunday's Motorola 220 at Road America, sustained a small fracture of the non-weight bearing portion of his right femur, according to Dr. Steve Olvey, CART director of medical affairs. The updated medical condition came following further examination and precautionary x-rays at St. Nicolas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisc. Olvey said that Gidley was expected to utilize crutches upon his release from the hospital later this evening. According to Olvey, Gidley will meet with Dr. Terry Trammell, CART's chief orthopedic consultant, in Indianapolis Monday for further evaluation of the injury. Trammell's examination will assist in determining whether Gidley will be able to compete in the FedEx Championship Series' next event, the Molson Indy Vancouver on Sunday, Sept. 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Gidley, a 31-year-old American from San Rafael, California, was making his seventh start for Target/Chip Ganassi Racing this season. He debuted with the team in Portland as the replacement for rookie Nicolas Minassian and earned a career-best finish of second the following race at Cleveland. Gidley, in his third season, ranks 18th in FedEx Series championship with 29 points.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Memo Gidley , Nicolas Minassian , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing