IRL: Additional surgery successful for Hamilton

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Davey Hamilton underwent additional successful surgery on his right foot and ankle June 25 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Hamilton, from ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Davey Hamilton underwent additional successful surgery on his right foot and ankle June 25 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, suffered severe injuries to his legs and feet in a crash during the Casino Magic 500 on June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway. He has undergone numerous surgeries since then at Methodist Hospital.

The surgery, which lasted all of the morning, consisted of bone reconstruction, said Dr. Kevin Scheid, leader of a team of specialist physicians caring for Hamilton. If there are no further developments, this will be the final surgery on the right foot and leg, Scheid said.

Hamilton plans to return to his Indianapolis apartment early next week, where he will continue the recovery process for several months.

Two-time Indy Racing League runner-up Hamilton and his family extend their appreciation for the support they have received but are requesting no visitors at the hospital. All cards and letters should be directed to: <pre> Davey Hamilton Indy Racing League 4565 W. 16th St. Indianapolis, IN 46222 E-mail: davey@samschmidt.org

Further updates of Hamilton's condition will be provided when available.

-IRNLS/IMS-

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