IRL: Brack upgraded to satisfactory condition

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Oct. 16, 2003 -- IRL IndyCar Series driver Kenny Brack continues to improve at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas from injuries suffered in the Chevy 500, said Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy...

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Oct. 16, 2003 -- IRL IndyCar Series driver Kenny Brack continues to improve at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas from injuries suffered in the Chevy 500, said Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy Racing League.

Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1998 IndyCar Series champion, has been upgraded to satisfactory condition, Bock said.

Brack suffered a fractured right femur, a fractured sternum, fractured lumbar vertebrae and fractures to both ankles in an accident on Lap 188 of the Chevy 500 on Oct. 12 at Texas Motor Speedway, the final race of the 2003 IndyCar Series season.

He underwent successful surgery on his right femur and both ankles Oct. 12, and successful surgery on his back Oct. 13.

Persons wishing to send a get-well message to Brack can do so at www.rahal.com or by sending cards or letters to:

Team Rahal
4601 Lyman Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

Further updates on Brack's condition will be provided when available.

-irl-

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