CHAMPCAR/CART: Update on Alex Zanardi 2001-09-17

The following update on Champ Car driver Alex Zanardi was provided earlier Monday by Dr. Walter Schaffartzik, Director of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Unfallkrankenhaus (Hospital) Berlin: A scheduled surgery was conducted to clean...

The following update on Champ Car driver Alex Zanardi was provided earlier Monday by Dr. Walter Schaffartzik, Director of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Unfallkrankenhaus (Hospital) Berlin:

A scheduled surgery was conducted to clean out wounds and make sure no pieces of debris from the injury remained. The procedure lasted two hours and went well.

This procedure is consistent with the practice for this type of injury. It is expected that this type of surgery will be performed every 48 hours over the next several days.

Zanardi is in critical but non-life-threatening condition. He is stable and doctors are starting to reduce medication, which has placed him in a medically-induced coma.

Zanardi's family has asked that donations be made to the World Association to Aid Children.

Checks in his name may be forwarded to:
Assosiation Mondial pur l'Aid des Enfant, Star Team For Children, 20 Avenue de Fontvieille, MC 98000, Monaco.

Cards and letters can be sent to:
Mo Nunn Racing; 2920 Fortune Circle West, Suite E; Indianapolis, IN 46241.

-CART-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Zanardi , Mo Nunn