IRL: Giaffone transferred to rehabilitation hospital

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 15, 2003 -- IRL IndyCarTM Series driver Felipe Giaffone has been transferred to Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis as he continues to recover from fractures to his right leg and pelvis suffered in an ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 15, 2003 -- IRL IndyCarTM Series driver Felipe Giaffone has been transferred to Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis as he continues to recover from fractures to his right leg and pelvis suffered in an accident during the Kansas Indy 300 on July 6 at Kansas Speedway.

"I can't say how long I'll be in the rehabilitation center," Giaffone said. "At least one week, but maybe two or three weeks. I just want to do whatever is best for my recovery and get back into the car."

Giaffone and Dan Wheldon collided and crashed in Turn 2 on Lap 56 while racing for position. Giaffone, who started fifth, was credited with 22nd place in the No. 21 Hollywood Mo Nunn Racing Panoz G Force/Toyota/Firestone.

Following the incident, Giaffone was admitted to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., before being transferred to Methodist Hospital on July 7 for surgery.

Persons wishing to send cards or letters to Giaffone are encouraged to mail them to:

Mo Nunn Racing
2920 Fortune Circle West
Suite E
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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

-irl-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Dan Wheldon , Mo Nunn