IRL: Hamilton and McGehee medical updates 2001-06-13

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Davey Hamilton remains in stable condition at Methodist Hospital after another surgery Tuesday night in Indianapolis. Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, was injured on...

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Davey Hamilton remains in stable condition at Methodist Hospital after another surgery Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, was injured on Lap 73 of the Casino Magic 500 on June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamilton suffered severe injuries to both of his legs and feet when his car hit the fence exiting Turn 2 in the 200-lap event.

Tuesday night's surgery focused on bone repair to his right foot, with minor procedures also being done on his left foot.

Hamilton is under the care of a team of specialist physicians led by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Scheid.

Tuesday night's surgery was the first of several that Hamilton will undergo during the next few weeks to reconstruct his damaged feet, according to Dr. Henry Bock, director of medical services for the Indy Racing League.

His family extends its appreciation for the support it has received but is requesting no visitors. All cards, letters should be directed to: <pre> Davey Hamilton Methodist Hospital 1701 N. Senate Indianapolis, IN 46202 E-mail: davey@samschmidt.org <mailto:davey@samschmidt.org>

In another accident during the Casino Magic 500, Robby McGehee, from St. Louis, was injured on Lap 196. McGehee remains in Parkland Hospital in good condition after surgery early June 10 to repair a broken lower left leg.

Further updates of Hamilton and McGehee's conditions will be provided when available.

-IRNLS/IMS-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby McGehee , Davey Hamilton