IRL: Hamilton undergoes further surgery

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Davey Hamilton underwent reconstructive surgery on his left foot and ankle June 16 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, suffered severe...

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Davey Hamilton underwent reconstructive surgery on his left foot and ankle June 16 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 during the afternoon and early evening June 16 consisted of bone reconstruction and muscle transfer, said Dr. Kevin Scheid, leader of a team of specialist physicians caring for Hamilton.

"The surgery went well," Scheid said. "There were no complications."

If there are no further developments with either of his feet, Hamilton will not have additional surgery for approximately four weeks, Scheid said.

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

-IRNLS/IMS-

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